deleting/uninstalling apps on a Mac (merged)

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by cremebrulee, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. manolop10

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    Re: An Alternative to AppZapper

    Nice app, thanks for the heads up, i'll see which to keep though, this or appzapper? hmmm
     
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    Re: An Alternative to AppZapper

    So like appzapper, can it delete widgets and prefpanes too?
     
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    Re: Uninstalling Applications

    Are there preference and library files left behind everytime you install and delete an app multiple times? So that if I install and delete the same app 3 times there'll be 3 sets of files left behind? Or is it just one for every app no matter how many times you install/delete? If it's more than one, will spotlight find all of these even if they came from an earlier uninstall?
     
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    Re: Uninstalling Applications

    There will only be one set at any one time.
     
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    Re: deleting files

    I tried the script above and I can't seem to delete this nagging font from my Trash. It is not locked or anything. It keeps saying when it is in use when nothing else is on. It just won't get out of my trash. Any tips on how I can remove this? Thanks!
     
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    Re: deleting files

    Sometimes a simple restart will do. However, I find using Cocktail way simpler when I something like this happens.
     
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    Re: deleting files

    try onyx... its freeware :D
     
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    Re: deleting files

    Some users prefer to delete files that are also associated with applications meant to be deleted (e.g., plist files, Application Support files). In this scenario you can use AppDelete. It will delete the application and any associated items that belong to that application.
     
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    Re: deleting files

    Onyx isn't doing the trick. :( Anymore suggestions? The file is a Windows True Type font that somehow ended up in my system.
     
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    Re: deleting files

    Try MainMenu. Its my maintenance utility of choice (after Onyx)
     
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    Re: Uninstalling Applications

    if you need a free program to uninstall apps, try appdelete, its free and its posted here at our site.
     
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    Re: The proper way to delete programs?

    instead of appzapper you can use appdelete. it's free and does the same work. it was made by an american friend of mine who lives here in davao city.:cool:
     
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    Re: The proper way to delete programs?

    Is it really necessary to use 3rd party apps to delete programs and files? Or dragging it to the trash bin is enough?
     
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    Re: The proper way to delete programs?

    thanks for the heads up!
     
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    Re: deleting files

    Thanks! This worked finally! :)
     
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    Re: Uninstalling Applications

    hmmm... will try this one...
     
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    Re: Uninstalling Applications

    be careful though. it isn't as good as app zapper. there have been cases where it deletes things that you don't want.
     
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    Re: An Alternative to AppZapper

    might interest you to know that the creator of appdelete is an american dude living here in davao city. his name's reggie ashworth, and his homepage is reggie.ashworth.googlepages.com.
     

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