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Brent Dunn
Un-installing programs on the Mac
on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:52:00 pm

I need to un-install some previous versions of some programs on my Mac. I haven't done this in a while. I don't have my computer with me, but my version is about 2 versions old.

What's the best way / easiest way to uninstall on a Mac?

Sorry it's not Final Cut specific.

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Shane Ross
Re: Un-installing programs on the Mac
on Dec 5, 2011 at 6:36:25 pm

Depends on the app. Some you just toss the app from the APPLICATIONS folder. Some have UNINSTALLERS. Some install bits and pieces throughout the system, and you need to hunt and peck...or leave them there in case you trash something not related by accident.

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Tony Brittan
Re: Un-installing programs on the Mac
on Dec 5, 2011 at 6:49:51 pm

You might also look at AppZapper, which I haven't tried...and costs money...but I've heard it works well. I use AppCleaner and it's free! I have no complaints on that one. It'll go and find all the little bits and ask you I'd you wanna delete em. Preference files and all that stuff. Here's a link to it: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25276/appcleaner

Tony Brittan
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Alexander Kallas
Re: Un-installing programs on the Mac
on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:07:12 pm

AppZapper works really well and shows you where the components live.

Cheers
Alexander


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Tony Brittan
Re: Un-installing programs on the Mac
on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:10:42 pm

That's what I've heard. I've been using AppCleaner for some time and it's the same as far as showing you where everything lives and giving you a choice before deleting them.

I quite like it! And I recently noticed that when I toss an app into the trash, it automatically knows to go find those other elements and asks you if you want to "clean it up". Pretty cool!

Tony Brittan
Island Shore Productions


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