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Removing Programs From A Mac?

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#1 tearle


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Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

I feel I should know this as I have been using Macs for a few years, but I just can't get a straight answer from anybody. I have some useless programs I want to get rid of - how?

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#2 Buddyme2


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Posted 14 August 2007 - 02:42 AM

First check to see if they have uninstallers, use them if they do. If not then just drag and drop their icons in the Trash.

#3 DoveFat


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Posted 17 August 2007 - 01:10 PM

Hey there tearie,
Buddyme's :thumbsup: advice is right on or right arm whichever you prefer.
Once you've done the "drag and drop" of program icon to trash you might want to check in the User Library for remnants of the trashed program, sometimes in "Application Support" folder and drag that to trash.
OS X 10.4 has a feature in Finder drop down to securely delete trash, that is, overwrite over the file with code to make the file unaccessable. Use this with caution.
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