AppCleaner - The uninstaller

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  1. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Member

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    #1 cbsvitzer, Apr 30, 2021
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  3. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Member

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    #3 cbsvitzer, Apr 30, 2021
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    After having removed an application with AppCleaner, I also inspect these folders for residues:

    /Library
    /Library/Preferences
    ~/Library
    ~/Library/Preferences
    ~/Library/Services
    ~/Library/LaunchAgents
    /System/Library/LaunchAgents
    /System/Library/Services
    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Applications/Utilities

    AppCleaner might not find everything. Maybe it's an overkill, but I like to clean out thoroughly. Be sure to only delete files and folders that you know are associated with the removed application :cool:
     
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  5. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Member

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    Does it also delete all the registry entries connected with an app ?
    Regards
     
  6. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Member

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    macOS doesn't have a Registry like Windows does.
    The Registry is what makes Windows a mess because nobody really knows what's written into it.
    So there is nothing to be worried about
     
  7. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Member

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    I'm sorry, I thought that the app is for windows, and commented without reading fully.
    It's true, registry is what makes Windows messy !
    Regards