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how do i remove an app from my imac, and all its associated files

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Oct 15, 2011 2:34 PM

I know you can drag an item to the trash can but i have heard there are files left on the computer that don't get deleted.  So how do i get rid of them?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (40,505 points)

    If the app has an uninstall routine use that. If it doesn't you can use a utility such as AppCleaner. BTW if you have come from the MS Windows world uninstalling apps Macs is really simply just drag them to the trash. Any files left behind will not affect the performance of the system and are normally so small (KB's) that they can be ignored. Tools like AppCleaner are not totally necessary to be honest, they're there to just make us feel better.

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