Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Turkey_Sub, May 22, 2006.
Do you just search and delete all the files?
Any program you have should be in the Applications folder. Just send the relevent subfolder or item to the trash and that should be it. There may also be stuff in your Library folder (such as personal settings, ect) which you may also want to clear.
is there anything available that will clear out the preference files for long deleted programs?
just delete the application. If you want to be pedantic, look for a directory in ~/Library with the application's name and delete it too.
"Uninstalling" on mac is really about as simple as it gets.
i just spotlight search for files associated with the program before I delete it then delete those files.
drag the program you want into that program and it'll find all the preference files and other related files and delete everything for ya...
if you're not anal, just drag it to the trash and empty trash...
for most programs out there, just dragging the application (which should be in your /Applications folder) to the trash should be enough. Most packages don't install much of any substance in any other locations (i.e. maybe (~)/Library/Application Support, ~/Library/Preferences, but that's usually nothing much). and unless your hard drive is 10 GB in size, i doubt these pocket change kind of files are really worth any concern
appzapper works but it costs money
check for the application's ".plist" files as well
sometimess doens't hurt to spotlight for something you may not have known about or missed as well!
sooo....what's the problem? it's 1 quick step vs having to search.
Should have mentioned that in your first post then
app zapper also removes all the other files that stay on the comp in the app library folder
get it here: