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Mac app store help? Level 1 (0 points)
I downloaded the twitter app just to try it out, and I just want to know how can I delete it?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    Drag & drop it into the Trash.


  • Mac app store help? Level 1 (0 points)
    Ahh yes, you have to do it in finder for some reason though, but thanks

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  • Grant Greene Level 6 (14,745 points)
    You will have to provide your admin password when trying to delete the app, but either drag it to the trash or highlight it and Command-Delete it.
  • Eric Guerrero Level 1 (0 points)
    So wait there is no uninstall feature in the App Store at all? I understand that the App store was meant to be simply a program to channel focus to developers and spotlight interesting apps but isnt the App Store also a self contained program that no only handles the install and upgrade of Apps but should also handle the uninstall as well?

    Just thought it was interesting they left that out. I literally spend 10 minutes searching for an uninstall option lol. I did't want to mess anything up by simply dragging the app to the trash folder but since thats how you delete apps I'll feel much better.
  • ajduguid Level 3 (650 points)
    Most applications (and possibly all on the App store - I don't know) are simply 'uninstalled' by moving the offending application to the trash. That's probably why they didn't think to have the app store do it. It isn't like windows where you have to worry about removing added entries to the registry etc.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    Since the majority of simple apps are drag & drop to the Apps folder, they are also d&d to the Trash. They only leave behind a few docs like preference files. If you want to get the app and all of its associated files then buy an uninstaller app such as AppZapper, which is not yet sold in the App Store, or get a free one such as AppCleaner. Then you just d&d the app to the uninstaller app and it locates and presents you with all the potential files to delete with the app.
  • astrotel7757 Level 1 (10 points)
    no this is not as easy as you thought

    if you tried drag and drop the twitter app and its preference files, you'll find that the app is still there in some way!

    you can try highlighting some words and right click, you'll find at the bottom of the menu there's a "tweet"! but the app supposed is removed!

    can anyone help what else should be removed including the app file and the preference file?
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    You are incorrect. The app is gone. There may be obscure references to it having been installed, but the app itself is gone.
  • SlippySlope Level 1 (45 points)
    So, when my iPhone is connected to my Mac and i'm in iTunes with the Apps tab selected so that all of my apps are displayed, I simply drag the app that I want to delete to my Mac trash and it is gone? I've tried that but it doesn't seem to work.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    This is the Mac App Store forum, not the iTunes App Store forum. We are not discussing apps for iOS devices here. We are discussing Mac OS X apps.
  • joshmeans Level 1 (0 points)
    You could also delete it from /Applications/ Just delete the directory via sudo.
  • Ge0ph Level 2 (410 points)
    So it is indeed not completely un-installed. If it were, those obscure references would be gone too. OS X is no different than Windows in this regard.
  • nathmallon Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a similar issue, I deleted the twitter app mistakenly from the applications folder. Now I want to download it again, but when I open the app store, it says its already installed....anyone know how to change this?




  • digarden_69 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. But what is really bugging me, is that everytime I do the D&D delete, an update appear at my App Store.

    Dude, the app is not installed, how come it has an update?


    See ya,



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