I'd like to remove rEFInd, since my laptop doesn't wake up from suspension (provided that the laptop is only powered by battery) anymore eversince I installed it (in neither of the operating systems: Mac OS and Ubuntu).

Assuming one has installed rEFInd on the main hard drive, then according to rEFInd's page it should be enough to remove (important: also empty the trash) the following folder:



Indeed my blessed folder is that one:

Mac:~ user$ bless --info
finderinfo[0]: XXXXXXXX => Blessed System Folder is /EFI/refind
finderinfo[1]: XXXXXXXX => Blessed System File is /EFI/refind/refind_x64.efi
finderinfo[2]:      0 => Open-folder linked list empty
finderinfo[3]:      0 => No alternate OS blessed file/folder
finderinfo[4]:      0 => Unused field unset
finderinfo[5]: XXXXXXXX => OS X blessed folder is /EFI/refind
Mac:~ user$ bless --info --getBoot

Now my question is, do I have to remove just the refind folder, or also the EFI folder? Since my EFI folder also contains a tools folder. Here's the entire folder tree:

   - refind
       - icons
       - keys
       - refind_x64.efi
       - refind.conf
   - tools
       - gptsync_x63.efi

1 Answer 1


The gptsync_x64.efi program file was probably installed with rEFInd, but is a separate program. Leaving it in place should do no harm, but will also probably do no good, so it's a judgment call on your part. If you remove rEFInd, chances are the only thing that would run gptsync_x64.efi would be a subsequent install of rEFInd (or of its predecessor, rEFIt) or launching it manually from an EFI shell.


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