I have been using an App (Visual Studio Code) on Mac OS X for several months now. Somehow I've gotten the app into an unusable state on Mac OS X. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. However, that did not work. It looks like my user settings and preferences persisted though. Which means that there are some files or settings somewhere on Mac OS X.

Where do those files / settings get stored? I would like to remove them and start from scratch and see if that fixes my issue.


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To completely remove Visual Studio Code you should delete the following files and folders:

/Applications/Visual Studio Code.app  
/private/tmp/VSCode Crashes  
~/Library/Application Support/Code  
~/Library/Saved Application State/com.microsoft.VSCode.savedState

monitored with fseventer (OK it's a 404, but the domain still exists)

  • Hi there, I removed the 1st one manually, and then the rest through the Terminal window using rm -rf. Is this enough or should I use a different command?
    – Mary Jane
    Dec 27, 2016 at 7:56

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