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How to uninstall Any programs on Mac or MacBook

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Those people who have used a Windows computer, they will see almost all the differences, especially those that exist at the time of uninstalling a program on Mac or MacBook, especially because the process is not as easy as it is.

With this article, we will show that there is always a way to end the application permanently. This will help you to clear the storage space and thus improve the performance of your apple device.

In fact, this method can prevent future computers from scratches or face problems as Mac, which often crashes, or a MacBook which does not start.

 uninstall programs on Mac or MacBook

In Windows, in order to install and uninstall programs, the user needs to use the specially designed installer for each software. This is especially for system security reasons.

Initially, application developers can install bits of your computer on a disk program: from your computer. On the contrary, in the case of the apple, they defied the system files separately from the user’s workspace.

Step 1. Find the program in the ‘Applications’ folder

Installed programs are usually saved automatically in the ‘Applications’ folder. To access it, just open your ‘Finder’ folder and select ‘Applications’ folder from the menu on the left.


In this folder, you can identify all applications using your icon, allowing you to open the program when you double click on it. Now, this icon is a type of package with all the necessary files that will allow you to use the app.

It is fine, all the information related to the program is condense in the same icon, which means that to uninstall an application, you only need to move that icon to ‘trash’.

To do this, you can drag the app to the icon as a bin of your dock or select ‘Move to Trashcan’ from the drop-down menu, which you will see while right-clicking on the icon.

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This process works with almost all programs. In some cases, you may have to confirm the action by entering the password associated with the computer administrator’s user account.

Step 2. Remove the preferences

When installing an application, user preferences are saved in ‘Library / Preferences’, so it is also recommended to delete this information. To do this, you have to go to the ‘Library’ folder.

If you have installed the operating system version of Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, you can see that this folder is hidden. To show this, you have to follow these simple steps:

  1. Open your Mac’s ‘Finder’ by clicking on the smiley icon of your dock.
  2. Select ‘Go’ from the toolbar that you will find at the top of your screen. Now, click ‘Go to Folder …’.

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Alternatively, you can use the shortcut by pressing the ‘ Shift ‘, ‘ Command ‘ and ‘ ‘ keys at the same time.

. Finally, write ‘ ~ / Library ‘ in the search bar and click ‘ Go ‘.

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Alternatively, you can follow this process:

  1. Open your Mac’s ‘Finder’ by clicking on the smiley icon of your dock.
  2. Hold down the ‘Alt’ key and select the ‘Go’ option from the drop-down menu which will open at the top of the screen.
  3. Finally, find the folder ‘~ / library’ which appears on the left.

Also, saving some files is also common in ‘Library / Application Support’, so we recommend doing this procedure for this type of file too.

Exceptions that confirm the rule

Now, there are exceptions in each rule and there are some programs that can not be easily uninstalled. According to our own experience, some examples would be Adobe and Microsoft suite for Mac or tools such as Mac or Tools.

Certainly this program is a special way of complicating the process of elimination. When you download it, it will install files in hard-to-access locations, even your own uninstaller will not be able to erase it.

That’s why you have to be careful to install a third-party application, install antivirus to protect your computer.

If you are an experienced user, you may want to try using Terminal.App to find and eliminate these unwanted files. You can also capture any file or other finder of graphic files.

Yes, do it very carefully, because you can eliminate the system files required for proper operation of the computer. As a general rule, think carefully before removing anything, which requires entering the administrator’s password.

Software uninstaller for macOS

Finally, there are shareware tools that make sure that you can do all of these processes for yourself, that is, track and remove the files that you no longer need and capture it on your computer.

We will not recommend each other, but you can try Uninstaller, Appclanner, Appdelete and Clean App, all in one clickable downloadable from the internet.

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