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I Have An App That Won't Load/Sync & I Can't Delete It Either

Having trouble with my Instagram app. When it was time for the update, I clicked "update app" of course, & it said the app couldn't be updated. Now I can't access it. Ever since then, it just says ...
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Remove preferences and application support files from already uninstalled apps

I want to remove preferences and application support files from already uninstalled apps. I have app cleaner to remove those files when I delete the application, but that only works for stuff after I ...
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Why does an uninstalled Canon LBP 5050 printer keep reappearing?

I used to have a Canon LBP 5050. It is no longer connected to the network or the Mac. I removed the printer from: "System Preferences → Printers" and even removed the ppd from /Library/Printers, using ...
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How do I get rid of Genieo from my MacBook Pro?

I am trying to get rid of Genieo which accidentally got installed on my MacBook Pro, when I considered using jEdit. I followed their Download link which appears to be on sourceforge, when the ...
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How to uninstall Microsoft Silverlight from Mountain Lion?

I'm trying to uninstall Silverlight and install an older version to get Netflix working again. I updated Silverlight to version 5 not knowing that Netflix would end up throwing a N8109 error. Netflix ...
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How do I uninstall rEFIt?

I installed rEFIt in order to install boot camp via a USB key. Now that Boot Camp is installed, I no longer need rEFIt, so I'm trying to uninstall it. I followed the uninstall directions for ...
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How do you uninstall Keynote 6 but leave Keynote 5?

I installed Keynote 6.x recently, and decided I want to use the old version (5.3) - commonly known as iWork '09 instead. I have deleted 6.x Keynote using Finder, but it comes back when the App Store ...
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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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How to cleanly remove MacPorts

I'd like to cleanly remove all changes made by MacPorts as well as MacPorts itself, to try my luck with homebrew. How can I do that?
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How can I deinstall Drive Genius?

I had installed a trial version of Drive Genius. Now I want to delete it. I go to Applications list, it is not there. I search its name in SpotLight, it is not there either. But it keeps attaching ...
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How to remove an Adobe 'upgrade'?

I accidentally installed an upgrade of Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 to Adobe Acrobat Pro 11. (I had the Adobe Pro 7 for Windows and was sold the upgrade without being told that I had to separately buy the ...
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How can I uninstall Oracle Java 7.51 on OSX Mavericks or go back to an earlier version of Java?

I have a MacBook Pro with OSX Mavericks. I had my automatic update switched on for Java (unfortunately). So when I was asked if I want to update I naturally said yes. With the update I am having ...
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How to cleanly remove Homebrew

How can I cleanly remove Homebrew. I might have a faulty older installation, and I'd like to have a fresh start.
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How can I turn off the gamed service or more generally, any service?

Yeah, bought a Macbook Retina, come from a Linux background where this stuff is usually a question of removing via the package manager. Anyhow, I don't play games on this, it's purely for ...
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Any idea what happened to /Library/Receipts in Mac OS X Lion?

Does anyone know why all the .bom files in /Library/Receipts moved to /var/db/receipts?
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How to deactivate all python ports

I just started using enthought's canopy to manage my python packages; thus I want to disable and/or uninstall all of my macports python packages. Nominally, I'd like to deactivate them first - make ...
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Is there any way to list all .pkg packages that I have installed? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there is any Terminal command to do this, because I think my OSX was already messed up with some incompatible .pkg installations. Thanks.
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Uninstall OSX-gcc-installer without first installing Xcode

Is there a way that I can uninstall osx-gcc-installer without first having to install Xcode, then run sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools —mode=all ? I installed it on Mountain Lion, and I ...
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Uninstalling JAMBOX by Jawbone

I've uninstalled the Jawbone Updater software by deleting it from /Applications. However, I'm still seeing the JAMBOX by Jawbone as a Bluetooth output and input in the System Preferences panel. I ...
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How to uninstall Canon IJ Network Scanner?

I got rid of a Canon all-in-one printer/scanner, but how can I get rid of the Canon IJ Network Scanner (and other Canon softwares that might have been installed) on my Mac? It is not showing in ...
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How to completely remove Folx on Mac OS X?

I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found ...
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Will I miss something if I uninstall Growl off Mountain Lion?

I updated to Mountain Lion more than a year ago. Even before that, Growl has been annoying me with a pop-up asking me to update. The new version is costs 4 USD in the App Store. Since ML has ...
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Uninstall python 2.7 from 10.8

I've made the tragic mistake of downloading and installing python 2.7 from http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/ instead of using homebrew. Now vim won't launch, all kinds of things are screwed ...
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Installed and uninstalled apps LOG on ipad

Can I view all the installed and uninstalled apps on my iPad? Say I want to find out versions numbers and other details of an app I uninstalled / installed last week. Can I do that someway with a log ...
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macports is not uninstalling a package

Earlier today, I tried using MacPorts to install gnutar. By doing the following sudo port install gnutar But now I've decided I didn't want to do this. So I tried to uninstall by doing sudo port ...
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If I uninstall or delete Sparrow, will Mail files be left on my Mac? [closed]

If I delete Sparrow set up to use gmail via imap, does Sparrow have any local mail files? Or is everything on the server? I.e., if I uninstall sparrow, can I delete all Sparrow directories safely?
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How can I remove this half-downloaded app from my iPhone?

On my iPhone homescreen there's an app which in an half-downloaded(actually, more like barely downloaded) state - (In case you're curious, I was trying to download Rage during it's ...
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Cannot remove DevonThink Pro from menu bar

I installed DEVONthink Pro, then uninstalled by removing the App from the Applications dir, but I can not get rid of the icon/menu in the menu bar. I've removed every file anywhere that has the ...
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Remove launchpad

I'm using alfred so no need in launchpad. Is it safe to delete launchpad, any applications that depends from it? How i can remove launchpad? Maybe AppCleaner application can help? Thanks.
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I've installed a new version of Safari and now it refuses to open and doesn't allow me to downgrade [duplicate]

I've installed a new version of Safari and now it refuses to open and doesn't allow me to downgrade. Someone pointed I had to reinstall the whole system. I'm reading on how to do it right ...
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Uninstaller that tracks installed files and removes them later

On windows I've used various utilities that actively track which files are added during a software install, and I'm sure there must be a good one for os x. Itrash (http://www.osxbytes.com/) is ...
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How do I manually uninstall the Developer Tools?

I installed the Developer Tools way back in Tiger or Leopard and I'd like to uninstall them now. I have Xcode 4.0.2. How do I uninstall them manually?
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How do I remove GarageBand?

I'm nearly out of space and ~/Library/Application Support/GarageBand is taking up 1.5 GB and GarageBand.app is taking up 381 MB of my hard disk space. Can I simply remove the app itself and this ...
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How to uninstall the ntfs-mac software?

I installed the ntfs-mac, but later I remove it into trash, I think I had deleted it completely, but now I can see a popup window that tell me me trial version of ntfs-mac had expried, so I think I ...
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How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac?

I come from a PC background... every time I want to uninstall an application, I must use add/remove programs. On the mac, you can simply run a .app file from wherever you want, and many say that the ...
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Can I uninstall the Messages Beta?

I'm thinking about trying the Messages Beta on OS X Lion. I'm wondering if I will be able to uninstall it if I don't want to use it anymore. If so, will I be able to use iChat again?
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Completely remove a program without uninstall app

I removed a program from my MacBook Pro by deleting the app. I also found a few other things in the file system and removed them. Is there a way to ensure no additional information is left on my ...
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How do I uninstall an iOS app completely?

I deleted and reinstalled a game on iOS. The app still knows my account name. According to another question there are no leftovers when an app is deleted. How it is possible that the app still knows ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office 2011

I have tried numerous ways to fix this problem : Clean uninstall and re-install of Office 2011 Download individual updates Download older Office updates I always stop at "Destination Select" step ...
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Can I safely uninstall iTunes from my Mac?

The only use I ever had for iTunes was updating and syncing my iDevices, but since the introduction of over-the-air updates and iCloud, I no longer have that need. My question therefore is if I can ...
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How do I uninstall old SDKs?

I recently upgraded to MAC OS 10.8 but I observed the following folders in /Developer/SDKs: MacOSX10.5.sdk MacOSX10.6.sdk I googled and found out that I should run sudo ...
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Expunge a corrupted Excel program

All my downloaded spreadsheets are going to Excel which is totally corrupted. I want them to open in Numbers instead and ditch Excel if possible.
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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How can I get System Information's “Installations” and such to correctly reflect the software I currently have?

I installed a bunch of software. Then I removed most of it. I used a variety of methods. AppCleaner for some things, mdfind -name 'Adobe Flash' |parallel rm -rf {} for others. I removed app ...
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how do i uninstall an app in mountain lion?

I'm trying to uninstall MAMP and MAMP pro from my mountain lion macbook and don't know how i should do that. I tried dragging the icon from my launchpad to the Trash, but it doesn't work. What should ...
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How do I uninstall Java?

I have several Java installations on my machine: $ /usr/libexec/java_home -V Matching Java Virtual Machines (6): 1.6.0_24-b07-334, x86_64: "Java SE 6" ...
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Git stopped working after installing both Github osx client and RailsInstaller

Perhaps it was due to some conflict but now when typing git I get a blank line, it doesn't say command not found, just goes to the next line If I press return, it exits, and does nothing How do I ...
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Uninstall Lua from OS X 10.6.8

I was browsing the Lua source code and I did "make install". It worked perfectly but I could not uninstall it! How can I install Lua 5.0?
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Is there a standard uninstall procedure on Mac OS X?

I've seen advice on an per-application basis, but is there a standard approach like Add/Remove Programs in Windows?
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Uninstall multiple versions of Adobe Bridge

After installing Photoshop CS6 extended yesterday, I noticed that I have multiple versions of Adobe Photoshop and related programs (like Adobe Bridge), and they take up a lot of space. I don't really ...