where are the plists in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Rowf, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    I want to delete a plist in Lion but can't find where the plists are.
    In S/L I would go to my Library and Preferences and find them there.
    I've googled it but the posts I've found are a bit sketchy and don't really tell me much.
    I've also searched in Spotlight but that didn't help either.

    Does anyone know where they are hiding?

    The plist is for the application Writeroom, if that helps.

  2. cyberone macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2005
    Was looking for them as well... best is to use an app like AppCleaner when getting rid of an installation. AppCleaner finds the plists.
  3. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
  4. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    The go menu is the easiest way.

    CMD+SHFT+G (in the Finder) and go to "~/Library"

    Done deal!
  5. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    or Option-click on the Go Menu (and Library will be in the dropdown...)
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:

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