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Cleanup Mac from unnecessary programs and updates [duplicate]

I use OS X 10.10.3 and it takes about 50Gb. Nothing else is installed - no other browsers, Skype or so. I think for an OS 50GB is too much. How I can uninstall unnecessary programs and updates. I have ...
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How to Uninstall non-drag-and-drop Program?

I dragged a software (Abbyy Finereader 8 - old version) to external disc and noticed that it does not work there. I dragged it back and noticed it does not work there because of some internal ...
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Removing HomeBrew?

I had to rebuild the OS for my iMac/Yosemite system. Homebrew persists in installing software to the old, corrupted profile. What should I do? I think that I should remove Homebrew and re-install ...
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Installed App with Brew Cask Over Existing Install, Did it Remove the Old App Files?

I upgraded to the latest OpenOffice (from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1) with brew-cask without realizing OpenOffice 4 was already installed: $ brew cask install openoffice ==> Downloading ...
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How do I uninstall or downgrade from OS X Lion Server?

I've upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, then I purchased and installed the Server from App Store. Now I'd like to remove the Server features, and revert to standard Lion. I don't mind reinstalling, ...
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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X, MacFUSE, NTFS-3G

I want to switch to Tuxera NTFS for better support. But don’t know how to uninstall all these apps before completely switching to Tuxera. I also install fuse_wait.pkg but I am not sure how to ...
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Does A New Installation Contain Personal Information?

I am going to sell my MacBook Air when the new MacBook comes out and so I want to make sure there is no personal Information available to the next user. I am going to wipe my SSD and reinstall the OS ...
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How to uninstall Java 1.8 under OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

There are a few answers on old questions about the same issue under Lion / Mountain Lion. Now with Java 1.8 and OS X 10.10 I wonder if anything has changed? Would be great to have exact removal steps. ...
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If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date?

If I uninstall Terraria on my son's ipad 2 will he lose all his work and worlds done to date? I haven't done anything yet as I want to know before I uninstall if everything will be lost when I ...
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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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How to completely remove Nix packet manager?

I installed Nix packet manager, and now I would like to remove it completely. How can I do it?
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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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Remove ubuntu on macbook

I just inherited an old macbook a1226 The os is single Linux 1.99-ubuntu3.10 It is broken (os) for some reason I'd like to restore IT some sort of OS X native os installed onto IT. I have tried ...
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How to uninstall “Munki Managed Software Center.app”?

How to properly uninstall mymac:~ meself$ brew doctor Please note that these warnings are just used to help the Homebrew maintainers with debugging if you file an issue. If everything you use ...
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brew cask: howto uninstall an Application

I tried, while I am in /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom $ for i in *; do brew cask uninstall $i; done Error: appcleaner is not installed Error: avidemux is not installed Error: eclipse-ide is not ...
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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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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...
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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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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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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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“DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed” error dialog when re-opening Google Drive after re-installation

I recently ran into this problem when doing desktop support for a user, and wanted to share the solution. They had deleted the Google Drive app and re-installed it, but then kept seeing this error ...
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How to uninstall an app on iOS

Of course, by holding down on an icon and tap the x lets me uninstall an app. But take a look at this: Here, the Pandora app is somehow stuck at the "update phase". Tapping it to continue download ...
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Uninstalling applications on Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac? How is the correct way to uninstall applications on Mac OS? I've noticed that almost zero of them have a Uninstall ...
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How can I uninstall the FTDIUSBSerialDriver?

How can I uninstall the FTDIUSBSerialDriver and FTDIUSBSerialDriverInstaller from my MacBook Air with Yosemite? They are shown in System Information → Software → Installations. The files are ...
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How to manually uninstall the Lexicon Lambda driver?

My Lexicon Lambda just stopped responding to audio apps (Sound Forge, Reaper). It won't record anymore - applications just freeze for a few seconds and nothing happens, recording stopped, nothing ...
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Uninstalling PyGTK from macpkg on Mac OS X

I downloaded the pygtk pkg file from macpkg.sourceforge.net. I want to remove this installation and instead use the version that is provided by homebrew. What files do I need to remove?
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Restoring iTerm2 to default values

I installed iTerm2, played a bit with the preferences. Now I would go back to the initial configuration, but removing the app and finding and removing any file on the disk apparently related to the ...
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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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Does the coupons.com printing uninstaller leave anything behind?

A family member installed the coupons.com printing software on my Mac. Googling around tells me that the uninstaller doesn't fully remove elements of the installation from the Windows version. I ...
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Static FFMPEG binary (installing and uninstalling)

Quick question hopefully for majority of you! I've downloaded ffmpeg static binary from http://evermeet.cx/ffmpeg/ My question was - if I wanted to 'uninstall' it from my computer is deleting the ...
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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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Uninstalled XCode still paused in 'Purchases,' will not resume or delete

I was trying to re-install XCode, but have run into trouble. I first uninstalled it by deleting the .app file from the Finder, and then rebooted my machine. Upon returning to the App Store, I saw that ...
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uninstalling adware bundled with adobe reader etc

My wife recently needed to install Adobe Reader for some of her work (apparently there is some kind of interactive functionality that Preview doesn't support) and in the process managed to install ...
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Remove launchpad [duplicate]

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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How to uninstall NTFS-free?

I'm a pc user that started using OS X a while ago. I installed ntfs-free to be able to write in my external NTFS devices and it worked fine, but with the last OS X update it stopped working. In ...
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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 to uninstall Samsung SmartStation display driver from Mac OS X?

How to uninstall this Samsung DisplayLink USB display driver for Mac OS X? I had some trouble doing this, so I figured I could share it, it might be useful to someone.
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How do I completely uninstall an app in OS X without the use of a dedicated app eg AppZapper?

I came across this post, however all the answers recommend using Applications eg AppZapper or similar to achieve the uninstallation of the App desired. What are the steps required where the ...
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On OS X are iTunes and the App Store apps one and the same?

I have two MacBook Airs (Running the latest version of OS X 10.9). On one of the MacBooks I decided to get rid of some of the apps that I know I am not going to use. One of the apps that I got rid of ...
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How do I uninstall Yosemite Beta installed on a separate partition [duplicate]

My Mac has an SSD with Mavericks installed. I also have another disk in my mac. It contains my music, photos etc. I installed Yosemite Beta on that other disk. But I didn't create a separate partition ...
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/usr/sbin/uninstall? What is it/what does it do?

There's a /usr/sbin/uninstall command on my system. What does it do? There is no man page, and running it says "You must be root to run this tool.", and (after sudo uninstall -h) it says "URL is ...
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Cannot uninstall Comodo AV from 2014 iMac

iMac: May 2014, 27" iMac, 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X8GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 1 GB GDDR5 I have tried using the uninstaller that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...