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Question: How can I ensure that Skype is fully unistalled from my macbook?

Hi there,

after uploading and installing Skype I decided not to use it. Meanwhile I also signed in with my Skype account on the online portal and a plug-in was installed onto my MacBook.

After that I looked for all files including the word Skype and removed them from my Computer, but I am not sure that the application and plug-in were removed completely. Maybe some files called some how else, but belong to Skype remained on my PC.

How can I ensure, that it is not the situation I have?

Thanks in advance!

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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read this:

How can I completely uninstall, and then reinstall Skype for Mac OS X? | Skype Support

and do not do point 8.

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Nov 12, 2017 3:02 PM in response to In response to

>> it done then?

The article places perhaps too much confidence in Finder - Find easily locating everything; although that's normally enough for a reinstall; and assuming you find the plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents and the 'plugins' in ~/Library/Address Book Plug-Ins , removes anything that might affect your computer, beyond taking up a little storage space.

EasyFind on the Mac App Store (free) or (shareware, but free to try & use ) are both reliable here, and will easily show you anything with Skype in the name.

I wouldn't delete Safari or other browser cache/metadata entries, nor anything outside your Home folder (that's the ~ symbol used above).

Nov 12, 2017 3:02 PM

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