New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Uninstalling Apps


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
salmar

 
salmar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 109
salmar is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 20" alum iMac 2.4 3 gigs ram

salmar is offline
I'm also new with the Macs. I have been uninstalling apps by dragging them into appzapper and it works okay. But I've been reading in this forum about programs/apps having their own uninstaller. Where do you look for or find the uninstaller first to see if a program has one? In windows I knew where to look,but never gave it a thought on how to do it with a Mac. Thanks for a reply.
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,935
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is offline
Some mac apps have uninstallers, some don't.

But you are using app zapper, which will work fine

Most of the time you can just trash the app, but at least app zapper does the job of deleting library files and prefs as well

I think you are doing just fine with your current method
QUOTE Thanks
salmar

 
salmar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 109
salmar is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 20" alum iMac 2.4 3 gigs ram

salmar is offline
Thanks for the reply, so I guess just dragging the app to appzapper removes all if not most traces of the program. But when a program has it's own uninstaller where would I look for it? If a program has it's own uninstaller I'd prefer to use it first. Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
Jaygray

 
Jaygray's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 1,115
Jaygray is a jewel in the roughJaygray is a jewel in the roughJaygray is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Unibody MacBook Pro 2.26, 4gb RAM, 500gb HD

Jaygray is offline
Look in your Applications folder. Usually programs with uninstallers create a subfolder in to hold their contents including the uninstaller.
QUOTE Thanks
engrmariano

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 3
engrmariano is on a distinguished road

engrmariano is offline
just uninstalled adobe potoshop cs3, i use its installer. when clicked, 2 option will apear. repair or uninstall.
QUOTE Thanks
AlyciaAnimation

 
Member Since: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 477
AlyciaAnimation has a spectacular aura about

AlyciaAnimation is offline
A good rule of thumb is that if an app used an installer to install, than it'll probably come with an unistaller.
QUOTE Thanks
salmar

 
salmar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posts: 109
salmar is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: 20" alum iMac 2.4 3 gigs ram

salmar is offline
Thank you all for your responses. I'm only into my 3rd month using a Mac so I still have a lot to learn but every day I'm learning something new.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« HowTo Delete a Sprint Data Card Network Connection | Switcher having problems »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
What's the point of the Help key in Cocoa apps?? remain OS X - Apps and Games 0 06-27-2007 02:56 PM
uninstalling and installing apps tei727 OS X - Operating System 12 01-26-2007 07:23 PM
Uninstalling apps SimonI Switcher Hangout 3 08-03-2006 02:47 AM
Recent Apps Synn OS X - Operating System 0 10-30-2005 03:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?