How Do You Usually Uninstall Applications on a Mac Computer?

it is so importantly to use a computer, no matter Windows, Linux or macOS in daily life to work or study, in the age of new media information, people user computer to search, chat, mail, shop, bank, read the news, and watch videos online, so you can say how can totally say you can’t live without a computer? Same as in computer, it’s quite important to uninstall app/software/program to ensure it goes well to perform other apps.

Classical Method to Remove app on macOS

Today, we are going to talk about what you are going to do when you uninstall an app on macOS? In my case, I’d like to say I have tried third-party removal tool for help with my removal matters for a while, and I feel like it’s safe and quick for users, but I know there are many users still use the most common and classical method to remove things in Mac OS X: Trash and ~Library search.

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Unlike Windows operating system, instead of using Control Panel to let you remove unwanted applications, users just use the easy Trash to delete some apps they don’t want in masOS.

To do so, open “Finder” << Go to the “Applications” folder << Select the target<<Drag it into Trash, or right click icon select “Move to Trash“

Or open Launchpad click and hold icon in a while until it starts to wiggle. Then click the “X” that appears on the left upper corner.

This is just a half of process to remove app on your Mac, you have the much more important thing to do to finish all removal.

To do so, you need to:

  • Open “Finder”
  • Go to Menu Bar, and select Go > Go to Folder…
  • Type “~/library/” in the box, hit Go
  • Search the files in the name of the target (take Kid Pix Deluxe 3D for example) in Application Support, Caches and ApplicationSupport
  • Once they showed right-click to delete all of them
  • You can also type the name of Kid Pix Deluxe 3D in the search box of ~/Library
  • Delete all the select targets then.
  • Finally, right-click Trash, choose Empty the Trash to confirm your whole removal.

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Be careful and cautious enough to delete those leftovers of the target, because once you have deleted it wrong, it would rather to infect other installed apps or cause damage in your Mac system. And some troubles will occur:

  • You can’t install XXX app successful;
  • Some related files found on your Mac;

I think most people came through with this: many leftovers of uninstalled app XXX found on hard drive in the later used of my computer, and I just can’t ignore these files always remained in it. this is the disadvantage of manual approach might bring to users, thus, I’m totally tired of this, until I search help though internet then I found Osx Uninstaller—the third-party removal tool I have mentioned above. The remover, is about to uninstall all the This Tutorial Blog Page to find more unwanted app guides.