There are loads of users who worry about how to remove programs from Mac. When it comes to apps removal in Mac, most users just follow the regular known way of dragging the icon into the trash. For most users, this is just how to delete the program on Mac. Meanwhile, others will follow through the context menu by clicking the “Move to trash”. However, what they fail to note is that when you delete programs this way, you still have the cache and logs remnant. Let’s take some time now to learn how to remove a program from Mac.
Uninstalling apps on Mac manually
When you want to completely uninstall or remove a program from your Mac, the first thing you need to do is quit it from the Dock icon and make sure such program is not running. Now, proceed to follow the normal procedure of dragging the program icon to the trash. That is just the first part and do not make the mistake of thinking everything is fine cause it’s not. There are still remnants left so it’s time to get rid of them too. Such leftovers will be hiding in the following folders below. Visit each folder and clear out all the files they hold.
- Macintosh HD/Users/[Current user]/~Library/Application Support/[Program name]
- Macintosh HD/Users/[current user]/~Library/Caches/com.[program name]
- Macintosh HD/Users/[current user]/~Library/Preferences/com.[program name].plist
- Macintosh HD/Users/[current user]/~Library/Logs/[program name]
It’s important you note that some programs do add their settings to the preference dialog system and you need to remove them also. Check to see if System Preferences panes are present for any application you want to uninstall. Now it’s time to Right-click on the icon and select the “Remove Preference Panel” button.
If the administrator’s password prompt launches in the pop-up window, then you need to input your password to continue.
Uninstalling programs on Mac with MacFly Pro
MacFly Pro is a third-party app for programs’ removal on Mac and clean Mac disk space. The level of operation of this app is very cool as it can clean and totally delete any app along with its service files. When you want to uninstall an app all you have to do is launch MacFly Pro and let it run a scan, locate the app and proceed to delete by pressing the “Remove” button.