I just bought a Macbook Pro and I'm new to OSX. I can't uninstall applications like Node, Atom, etc. They are not shown in my Application folder nor in the Launcher. How can i delete them?'

Below is screenshot of my Applications folder. However, if I search for Atom using Spotlight, I can access it from there. enter image description here

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    How have you installed these applications? If you mean just downloaded them, they might still be in you Downloads folder. – Lizzan Mar 17 '16 at 14:59

Have you tried emptying your trash? Spotlight can find and open (IIRC) applications that remain in trash.

If after your trash is emptied and you still see Atom or Node, try, in Terminal:

sudo find / -iname 'thing'

in which you should substitute thing with your search query.

EDIT: in Spotlight, when you hold Command, does it show a path at the bottom of the spotlight window?

EDIT 2: As per @Lizzan's comment, do check your Downloads, Documents, and any other user-related folders.

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  • it says Santoshs-MacBook-Pro:~ santosh$ find / -iname 'atom' find: /.DocumentRevisions-V100: Permission denied find: /.fseventsd: Permission denied find: /.Spotlight-V100: Permission denied find: /.Trashes: Permission denied and my trash is empty i had installed those app but never uninstall them – santosh rana magar Mar 17 '16 at 11:38
  • Hold on, are you trying to find the app or remove the app? – perhapsmaybeharry Mar 17 '16 at 11:55
  • To remove those messages just prepend a sudo to the command – perhapsmaybeharry Mar 17 '16 at 11:56
  • i can find them using spotlight i want to remove them completely – santosh rana magar Mar 17 '16 at 16:11
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    Look at my edit; when you press Command, does a path bar show at the bottom of the Spotlight window? – perhapsmaybeharry Mar 18 '16 at 1:18

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