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hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I uninstalled a program called sound flower, but it's selection is still showing in the sounds prefrence pane, can you tell me how to remove it, thanks.Screen shot 2012-05-27 at 9.43.30 PM.png

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    How did you uninstall Soundflower?  Soundflower provides its own uninstaller (Uninsitall Soundflower) I believe in the Soundfolower folder in /Applications.  If you only manually removed the application (Soundflowerbed) or the Soundflower folder in /Applications you also need to manually remove the Soundflower driver as well (Soundflower.kext) which would be in /System/Library/Extensions.  When you remove it you need to reboot.

  • hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

    I uninstalled it using the uninstaller, but it was still there, so I uninstalled it with clean my mac, but still the same thing.

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Did you reboot after uninstalling?


    Try Audio MIDI Setup (in utilities) and if the devices are listed there delete them from there (select and click a minus near the bottom left).

  • hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

    I looked in audio midi setup and they were listed but the minis sign is gray and will not erase them. Screen shot 2012-05-27 at 10.53.31 PM.png

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)



    Try deleting the System Preferences (.plist) file.


    Open the Finder. From the Finder menu bar top of your screen click Go > Go to Folder


    Type this exactly as you see it here: 




    Click Go


    Move the file to the Trash.


    Restart your Mac.


    BTW, third party so called "clening" utilities usually cause more harm than good. You don't need, "Clean My Mac" ...


    Use this uninstaller to remove it from the hard drive >  Download AppCleaner for Mac - Uninstall your apps easily.

  • hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

    I searched it, but it didn't show

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    If you are using lion use the finder Go menu, Go To Folder, and type ~/Library/Preferences and then click the Go button.  


    May also want to try deleting


    If that doesn't work there's the two plists in /Library/Audio.

  • hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

    Still can't find soundflower there

  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    hadialqadi wrote:


    Still can't find soundflower there


    What does that refer to? /Library/Audio has two plists and your ~/Library/Preferences has one plist that I mentioned.  Did you remove those plists and is Soundflower still in Audio MIDI Setup?

  • kitkaplan Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem and have done all of the above.

  • hadialqadi Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys I figured out how to uninstall it, I had to open the uninstaller and hit run, then reboot my computer and soundflower will be gone.

  • NeddySeagoon Level 1 (5 points)



    Similar question here, but I can't figure out if Soundflower even installed.


    The installer said it was sucessful. Nothing related to Soundflower appeared in System Preferences. When I do a search for Soundflower, Finder only showed the .dmg file.


    I then realised I didn't need it so I ran the Uninstall script.


    I didn't appear to do anything, but when I did a second search for Soundflower, Finder only shows the .dmg file again.


    Does this mean Soundflower didn't install at all - or at least that I have uninstalled it?



  • noondaywitch Level 6 (8,135 points)

    Soundflower doesn't have a prefence pane. You'll see it listed in the Audio window of Audio MIDI Setup (Utilities folder) and in the output and input panes of Sound Preferences.


    It does appear in the Applications folder..

  • nmlss Level 1 (0 points)

    I was trying Dictation on Mountain Lion, but I couldn't make it work with Soundflower installed (it seems it doesn't works with ML). So I uninstalled it (downloading the installation .dmg and clicking the uninstaller). It removed everything from my computer but the mic still don't work properly.


    I go to Sound Preferences and the microphone receives every tap I do on the keyboard (it's a MacBook Air btw), but not my voice. I need to be next to the keyboard and talk there.


    As you can see, there's no Sounflower options anywhere.

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