How to Uninstall Programs on Mac: Remove the Files Taking Up Free Disk Space

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Any user has to know how to remove programs from mac and completely uninstall them. One can delete programs from any types of MacBook with a simple technique, for example, by dragging the program icon to the Trash bin or by clicking “Move to Trash” but some junk files or caches still remain on your Mac. Thuswise, one should remove a program correctly. Let’s learn how to delete programs on a Mac.

Remove Applications on a Mac Manually

First, you have to be sure that the program is not running in the system. Delete it from the Dock icons. Do it as usual by clicking an appropriate section. Afterwards, it is time to delete all the trash files remained after this application from your Mac. It is in the proper folders that contain them:

Macintosh HD / Users / [current user] / ~ Library / Logs / [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 / Application Support / [program name]

The Mac’s Dock

Go to any folder and clear all the files from there. You can use a combination like ⌘ + ⇧ + G shortcuts for fast navigation between them.

However, there are some disadvantages of Mac. Pay attention to the fact that some programs add their own options to the dialog system called “Preferences”.

They are called preference panels and still have to be deleted. Find out if there are any Panes of the System Preferences options for the application you wish to uninstall. After that, make a right-click on the icon and on the pop-up window click the option “Remove Preference Pane”. Approve the administrator’s password in order to continue.

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Uninstall Programs on Mac with MacFly Pro

Nevertheless, MacFly Pro is an advanced app for removing applications from OS X. It allows you to quickly delete each application along with all its public files. The process is very easy. All you need to do to uninstall the application is run the MacFly Pro app, examine the application folder, find the application and send it with the “Delete” button.