I've received a huge iMessage and now the App hangs. I can't remove the App, because it's only possible via the menu item which is not responding. Removing ~/Documents/iChat/* and ~/Library/Messages/* didn't help either.

Any ideas of how to remove it or at least its accounts?

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Messages always hang on my Mac as well, error telling me no account set up etc, and restarting my Mac always helps to bring it back to normal.

  • And how does this relate to the specific issue (big iMessage) raised in the question?
    – nohillside
    May 12, 2012 at 9:35

I had to remove com.apple.iChat and com.apple.Messages in ~/Library/Caches to get it working normally.


Try this:

  1. Navigate to /Applications/
  2. Right-Click on Messages.app
  3. Choose Get Info and uncheck the option to Open in 32-bit Mode.

Messages should open normally, and then you can Uninstall as usual.

  • This is already unchecked and didn't helped. The problem was the message flood.
    – binarious
    May 11, 2012 at 10:39

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