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how-to on uninstalling apps completely?

i have remote desktop and i thought the way to uninstall is just take from apps and put in trash. this is not the case cuz software update keeps wanting to update it. that means its still there. how do i uninstall apps 100%? now that i think about it i probably have 30 apps worth of junk taking up space and i want it gone. pleeeease help!!!!

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if they are not apple applications i find the application called appzapper http://www.appzapper.com/ its a small fee but very handy over time. it finds all related files, apps and folders (that are stored in all parts of the computer) to the application that you drag into appzapper and it will delete them too

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If software updates wants them, they're Apple

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what if i already threw out the app is there a way to find these other files associated with it?

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Use the finder command-f under the kind window pull to more add system files and visibility to the list. Use system files and invisible to manually locate .plist, caches, application support, documents etc.

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what?

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Another really great way to free up space it to use a program called Monolingual. It removes other languages, and binaries (For other types of processors) from programs on your computer that you select. One pass on a computer with a decent amount of software on it will free up a few gigabytes.

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Where can she get that?

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sounds like i might wanna just do a clean istalll and install the apps i know i want and need

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Here is the link for monolingual. Ralph

http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/

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i dont care to rid the languages and stuff, i want to rid the machine of the apps i dont use but i want them gone 100%. i want to get a bigger hard drive anyways so ill get ready for a fresh install. any suggestions other than appzapper that will remove apps completely?

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It sounds like you are trying to throw away Apple installed applications. I wouldn't do that till I knew my way around my Mac and what it can do. You should have plenty of free hard drive space on your computer. One movie can take up a lot more space than most of those apps and you may need the apps later on, they were put there for a reason. In other words, don't throw the baby out with the bath water.

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Since we don't know what you've throw away with your house keeping, you need to do a reinstall the system and download and install the updates. You may even want to reformat the drive, thus wiping it clean before starting.

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