I have GarageBand taking 2.46 GB space on my system even after I deleted the app. Couldn't find any other files when searched via spotlight.
Is there any way to find these files and remove them?
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On a fresh install of Sierra 10.12.2, the GarageBand files are:
/Applications/GarageBand /Library/Application Support/GarageBand /Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple/Apple Loops for GarageBand /Library/Receipts/com.apple.pkg.GarageBand_AppStore.bom /Library/Receipts/com.apple.pkg.GarageBand_AppStore.plist /System/Library/Receipts/com.apple.pkg.MAContent10_AssetPack_0325_AppleLoopsGarageBand1.bom /System/Library/Receipts/com.apple.pkg.MAContent10_AssetPack_0325_AppleLoopsGarageBand1.plist ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.apple.STMExtension.GarageBand ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.STMExtension.GarageBand
Delete those and you should be GarageBand free.
You might want consider also removing
/Library/Audio/Apple Loops/Apple and
/Library/Application Support/Logic (those loops aren't GarageBand-specific — Logic Pro uses them, for example).
If you're comfortable with the command line, you can delete this list programmatically. I recommend using the tool
trash. First copy the above list and save it in a new file. Then run
xargs trash <pathtothefile
For example if you save the list on your Desktop as
garageband-files-to-delete.txt, you'd run
xargs trash <~/desktop/garageband-files-to-delete.txt
(this may require
sudo. you could also use
rm -rf instead of
trash, but that's dangerous).
Storage Management.app now allows you to remove the instruments!
More information on Storage Management is at: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/286310/1051 (macOS 10.13.5 shown)
I used CleanApp to remove apps from mac. You can try it or any similar uninstaller, but you need app installed to remove it. Also check this link https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/delete-garageband/
You can use
locate command to locate all files used by GarageBand, e.g.:
Note: To rebuild db for the first time, run:
The main locations are:
Also check for any user's data files at the following locations:
The app that I have been using to completely delete apps from macOS is called AppDelete. It is a very small app that does one thing and does it well: it finds all of the files associated with an app and asks if you want to delete them. It even does a dry run to show you which files will be deleted, and lets you cherry-pick the files you do or do not want to delete.
A-ppDelete is available @ http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete, and gives you a fully functioning app to try before you buy it. OThe developer keeps the app up-to-date and it does run on mac)S 10.12 Sierra.