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  1. #1

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    Feb 01, 2010
    Freeware Cleanup App. ??
    Is there a decent freeware / shareware app. that will find the files left behind by previously un-installed apps?
    I know I have a lot of these files on my HDD from when I first started on Mac and was unsure, so chose the "Leave files" option when un-installing

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    There are some that do the uninstall but not sure any will find left over bits. How would you tell the App which bits to look for if the majority of it is already gone.
    You could always reinstall the ones that you know have been deleted and then use AppCleaner to remove it all.

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    Member Since
    Feb 01, 2010
    I use AppCleaner now, but was hoping there was something that would find files that are no longer associated with the application any more, and present then for assessment and deletion at user discretion.

    I seem to remember something like that for Windoze, but may not even be feasible on OS X.

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    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    How well do you remember the apps you've deleted, or the file names that were associated with them?

    If you can recall details, use Cmd-F from desktop, and type in the name of the deleted application. Cmd-F (which, in fact, is Finder) will reveal what's left behind. You can use the usual Cmd-Delete to send file to the Trash.

    Another option is FileBuddy SkyTag Software, makers of File Buddy which digs out all sorts of app associations - amazing!
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Feb 01, 2010
    I'll try FileBuddy, cheers.

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