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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by booblanco, Apr 7, 2005.
How can I uninstall Appleworks6? I've already tried searching for this topic here to no avail.
well i guess apply the general rule in uninstalling applications:
Uninstall MacOSX Applications
* Locate the folder that holds the application and drag to the trash. It will be in the Applications folder in the root level of your startup volume if you installed it in the default location.
* Open the Library folder at the same root level and find the folder called Application Support. In the Application Support folder trash anything that is identifyable as being directly related to the application being tossed. Be careful not to toss items that other apps might share. These may end in suffixes like .cfm, .dyld, or .lib. If in doubt, don't toss.
* In your Home Directory, open your Library folder and find the Preferences folder. Open it and toss any files are folders directly related to the application being tossed.
* Empty the trash.
Thanks. Will there be any issues considering I've also got iWork05 installed? I'm nervous about accidentally deleting shared files/folders/system files if I do a direct delete of AppleWorks6.
Shouldn't be an issue.
besides, I feel that every year, one ought to do routine reformats/reinstalls, that way the computer can be running smoothly again, and anything you don't need won't be there, and anything you may have missed deleting aren't there anymore.
So make sure you know what you're installing into your mac...that way no fears will arise.
Coming from Windows, I had the same mentality for a while. In my experience though, the yearly (at least) reformat and reinstall ritual is nowhere near as vital when using Mac OS X. The first time a did a reformat and reinstall was when I installed Tiger last June, over 2 years from when I first got my Mac. I've gone through 2 Mac OS X upgrades without reformatting, I just used the upgrade option. I've had no problems by just doing that but I decided to do a clean install when I installed Tiger, for the same reasons you give, that the a clean install will clean out software "gunk" and make the system run faster and more smoothly. Honestly, I didn't see much of a performance difference between an upgrade install and a clean install. My advice is, only do a clean install when you absolutely have to.