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How do I know a program is actually deleted?

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#1 Phil DeLong

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:51 PM

Okay, so I've typically been a Windows guy, but recently I switched to a Mac, and I can't really figure out how to permanently delete a program off of it. If I drag it in to the trash can, or do a right click and choose "Delete", I sometimes still find residual files from it. How do I 100% get a program off of a Mac?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

I'm not an expert in mac but I know some basics.

Drag and drop it onto the trash. MOST mac applications are uninstalled that way, alternately you may run the installation file of that certain program and sometimes it gives you an option (Easy uninstall) found on the top right of the window.

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:47 PM

Uninstalling Applications in Mac OS X

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:29 PM

Or (which is mentioned in the article that was linked to by buddyme2 I'm just mearly recommending it.) Use Apptrap, it will uninstall everything reladed to the app. AppTrap
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:46 PM

TrashMe is another app cleaner. As well as AppCleaner.

I find TrashMe is a bit more thorough. Haven't tried App Trap yet, but I'll have to compare it to the other two.

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