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Uninstalling nokia software

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How do I uninstall Nokia Multimedia Transfer ?
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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,100 points)
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    Aug 4, 2008 2:13 PM (in response to jcmac76)
    Uninstalling Software: The Basics

    Most OS X applications are completely self-contained "packages" that can be uninstalled by simply dragging the application to the Trash. Most applications create preference files which are stored in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder. Although they do nothing once you delete the associated application, they do take up some disk space. If you want you can located them in the above location and delete them, too.

    Some applications may install an uninstaller program that can be used to remove the application. In some cases the uninstaller may be part of the application's installer, and is invoked by clicking on a Customize button that will appear during the install process.

    Some applications may install components in the /Home/Library/Applications Support/ folder. You can also check there to see if the application has created a folder. You can also delete the folder that's in the Applications Support folder. Again, they don't do anything but take up disk space once the application is trashed.

    Some applications may install a startupitem or a Log In item. Startupitems are usually installed in the /Library/StartupItems/ folder and less often in the /Home/Library/StartupItems/ folder. Log In Items are set in the Accounts preferences. Open System Preferences, click on the Accounts icon, then click on the LogIn Items tab. Locate the item in the list for the application you want to remove and click on the "-" button to delete it from the list.

    If an application installs any other files the best way to track them down is to do a Finder search using the application name or the developer name as the search term.

    There are also several shareware utilities that can uninstall applications:
    AppZapper
    CleanApp
    Yank
    SuperPop
    Uninstaller
    Spring Cleaning

    Look for them at VersionTracker or MacUpdate.


    For more information visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on removing software.
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  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 4, 2008 5:40 PM (in response to jcmac76)
    jcmac76:

    Welcome to Apple Discussions.

    As Kappy suggests, if an uninstaller came with your software, it to remove the application.

    If there is not uninstaller, in addition to the list posted by Kappy, you can use AppDelete. You simply drag the application to be deleted into the AppDelete icon. It locates all related files, which you review and tell it to delete.

    Good luck.

    cornelius
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  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 5, 2008 8:20 AM (in response to jcmac76)
    Jeff:
    Does my not checking "Yes, my question has been answered" in some way not reflect well on you ?

    Next to the Reply button on Kappy's post there are buttons you can click as either "helpful" of "solved".

    cornelius
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  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Aug 5, 2008 8:25 AM (in response to jcmac76)
    Welcome To  Discussions Jeff!

    "Does my not checking "Yes, my question has been answered" in some way not reflect well on you ? If it does I'll gladly go back and check it."

    When you mark the appropriate posts as Helpful (5 pts) 2 available, or Solved (10 pts) 1 available, you are Thanking the contributors, by awarding them points.

    In threads with multiple replies, it also alerts other readers, to which answers may have been helpful, or solved the issue.

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    ali b
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  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 5, 2008 8:46 AM (in response to jcmac76)
    Jeff:
    However, when I try to trash the desktop icon I get the message that it can not be moved to the trash because the program is open.

    Try completely shutting down the computer. Then boot it up again. Drag the application icon in the Applications folder into AppDelete (linked earlier). That should take care of it.

    cornelius
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  • ali brown Level 7 Level 7 (26,465 points)
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    Aug 6, 2008 10:05 AM (in response to jcmac76)
    You're Welcome Jeff!

    Repost if you have additional questions or problems.

    ali b
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  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 6, 2008 12:42 PM (in response to jcmac76)
    Jeff:

    So long as everything is running well, I guess it is no a big deal. I do recommend you try AppDelete as it works very well. No matter, if you're cool with it as it is, that's great.

    Good luck.

    cornelius

    PS: Thank you for leaving feedback in Apple Discussions by marking the "helpful" posts.
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