deleting/uninstalling apps on a Mac (merged)

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

  1. h.chua

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    Re: How to completely uninstall an application?

    AppDelete will do the job. it's freeware!
     
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    Re: How to completely uninstall an application?

    where do i get Appdelete? :)
     
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    Re: How to completely uninstall an application?

    doing it manually if you like you can

    1. trash the application from the application folder
    2. trash the files associated with the program in home(your username) > library > application support

    HTH
     
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    Re: How to completely uninstall an application?

    what is usually do is drag the program from the applications folder to the bin and then search in the spotlight then drag those remaining files in the bin!
     
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    Re: How to completely uninstall an application?

    When i had some files that can't be deleted (you name it, i tried everything), only Graveyard was able to do the job. It's not an uninstaller per se but it will delete whatever file you drag onto it. This application is pretty powerful so be very careful when using it.
     
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    Good thread ... as a newbie ... this was something I was looking for :)
    It has answered one of my concerns :)
     
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    Help! I'm not exactly a newbie, but I've never been in this situation before. Someone in the family used my macbook and accidentally dragged my iChat into the trash. But I emptied my trash before knowing that my iChat.app was accidentally placed in the trash. Now my iChat icon in the dock has a Question mark on it. What should i do? Thanks!
     
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    it shows a question mark because the icon cannot find the application itself because as you have said it was deleted...
    well it's time to install again iChat...
     
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    you can grab a copy of a friends iChat.app and put it back on your Applications folder or you can extract it from your OSX DVD.

    here are instructions on how to do it. although this is for panther. it's pretty similar to what you need to do on leopard.

    http://www.ralphjohnsuk.dsl.pipex.com/page10.html
     
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    Hey, thanks Maverick! I've extracted iChat from my OSX DVD. I also found the answer in Yahoo! Answers. Wow, I didn't know it's that easy to do. iChat reinstallation and software update only took a few minutes. Awesome! The more I love my mac now. Hehehe.
     
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    You can use CleanApp. Hindi yan katulad ng iba jan like AppClean, and others na spotlight lang ang ginanagamit sa paglinis. Dahil pag yun ang ginamit nyo, hindi cgurado na tanggal lahat ng bakas.
    Ang CleanApp kasi, may daemon, kaya walang kawala ang kahit isang katiting ng file.
    Beta pa lang ang CleanApp ngaun. Meron silang introductory price na $10. $13 na sya pag ni-release na ang 3.0.
    Dahil sa beta pa lang siya make sure na alam nyo ang dinidelete nyo. Kasi minsan ung .plist files ng iba ay nasasama. Be sure to uncheck it.
    For example idedelete ko ang Contactizer Pro. Since minomodify din ng contactizer ang settings ng ibang app, sinasama din ng CleanApp na associated ang com.apple.Mail.plist for example. Kaya ingat sa pagdelete. Minsan lang naman to nangyayari. Sa mga collaborative apps lang
    I'm sure na maganda ang kalalabasan ng app na to. Pag nirelease na sya.

    Hindi naman sya CPU intensive and daemon nya. 6 to 7mb ram lang ang ginagamit.

    Developers site is here
     
    #134 erikasuzuki, Sep 9, 2008
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    CleanApp is in beta parin ngayon. And napaka memory-intensive ng app niya. I prefer the simplicity of AppZapper.
     

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