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  1. #1

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    Mar 20, 2010
    application to clean files from my mac?
    hi there!

    im looking for an application that could allow me to erase all little components of a software that i had installed for a while. im trying to reinstall it because i think i've got a bug, and i need to get rid of everything related with the software. i've heard about something called 'sweeper' ...

    any ideas where i can get a free application that can solve this problem?

    many thanks!!!

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS
    To remove an app from your Macintosh, drag its icon to the trash. Everything is contained within one bundle. It's not like Windows, where it spews files in every folder on your disk.

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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Au contraire JJ. Some files are left scattered through the filesystem but they are frequently tiny in size and should be of little concern. That said, they still exist. If they bother you, you can use something like AppCleaner to remove the application and any associated files.
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    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    Mac Pro, Power Mac G4, iMac G3, iPhone 3GS
    Ohhh... I guess I just never cared enough to notice... hehe

    Aside from preference files or the occasional Application Support file somewhere in /System/Library

    ... I still can't care about those.

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    Dec 14, 2009
    Silver Spring, MD / Vallejo, Ca
    VZW iPhone 4 64gb Ipad 13" White Macbook * WD 500GB HD 80GB Ipod Classic
    i use Clean My Mac
    GS3 - Nexus 7 - 13in Macbook

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