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I usually just put in trash and delete.Is this the proper way or not? I just delete the folders that it puts on my desktop at download then when get tired I just trash and empty.


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try this one Download AppCleaner for Mac - Uninstall your apps more easily. MacUpdate Mac Desktop Software Downloads
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yes appcleaner is excelent

anyway, you can always check the website where you got the program to see if they specify any uninstalation steps, usually some Library/whatever file that the program needs
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I use appzapper!
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I second AppCleaner!
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AppCleaner works great for me.

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Question,what can I do now that I have removed several apps by my method? anyway I can find them?
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Don't worry about it. Your method is fine.
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Awesome,thanks..I just dont want random programs leaving a trace that will just slow me down in the future.
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If the program comes with an uninstaller - use that. Speed Download Manager, MS Office etc will not give up that easy.
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Well most the stuff I have deleted from my comp are apps and random programs like camouflage..So Im good?
Im going to make a folder and start storing the un-install folders if it comes with the program.
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Awesome,thanks..I just dont want random programs leaving a trace that will just slow me down in the future.
Those "random files" will not slow you down any way "in the future". Remember, this isn't Windows.


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Thanks..Still getting used to macs way of life
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just wondering, when soem of those config files or .plist files get left behind, do they just get picked up by the system mainetanance scripts?
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