Where does OS X store stuff?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Live Steam, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have been trying to uninstall and re-install Missing Sync with a clean install for a while and have yet to do so. I use the "Uninstall" supplied by the app, yet when a new install occurs, data from the prior install is still displayed in the log files. I deleted all those I could find, but I know there is some hidden place that more info exists.

    I know that OS X doesn't use a registry per se, but there must be something that is retaining this data. Help is appreciated.
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    You can try to use another program, such as AppZapper to uninstall the app. That deletes everything.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    #3
    Some apps put files in ~/Library/ or ~/Library/Application Support/

    Also, a preference file in ~/Library/Preferences/
     
  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    also, spotlight is your friend. usually only stuff in application support and a plist in preferences (both in the librarys)
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Actually, spotlight in Leopard wont search these. You'll need to use the search in the finder window, and tell it to search System files.
     
  6. Live Steam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I purchased AppZap and it worked like a charm. Thanks!
     

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