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?
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:
Download and unzip the free AppCleaner app. Set its preferences to allow it to remove protected apps. Drop the GarageBand icon into the app. Let it find all the GarageBand files and folders. Delete. Done.
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.