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  1. #1

    Orthodox's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 19, 2008
    Uninstalling programs?
    How does one go about uninstalling an unwanted program? I checked out Apples Support PDF but found nothing and have done a search on my computer and came up empty.

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    If it doesn't come with an uninstaller, then simply drag the application to the Trash. Yes, it really is that simple

    June 2007
    July 2009

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2007
    I use app zapper. It's make uninstalling simple and hassle free. Works well for me. Otherwise you can just send the app, .plist and other associated files and folders to the trash. App zapper automates this process.

    Edit: Kash beat me!

  4. #4

    Tarek's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2008
    Cairo, Egypt
    15" MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Does App Zapper happen to be a freeware program or a paid one?

  5. #5

    podraig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2008
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4gig,Mac OS X Maverick, Macbook Intel 2gig, iPhone 3G
    search for AppDelete, its free, and will get rid of a program and all of its associated files
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

  6. #6

    Member Since
    Aug 24, 2007
    App Zapper $12.95

    I believe the download allows 5 free zaps before registration is required.

  7. #7

    macgig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2006
    20" 2007 Aluminum iMac 2.0 Ghz | 4 GB ram | 10.6.8
    Im old school, I usually drag the app to the trash then use spotlight to hunt for any other files, then delete them by hand.

  8. #8

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Quote Originally Posted by podraig View Post
    search for AppDelete, its free, and will get rid of a program and all of its associated files
    No longer free. Small fee required ($5.00), see the author's web site:


  9. #9

    Member Since
    Mar 31, 2008
    First gen Mac Pro, Dual 2.66
    This drag to the trash thing was alright for a while, but it's getting to the point where apps are putting stuff in different library folders. Apple is going to need a central uninstall routine before too long.

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