I got an app a long time ago (called SourceTree) that adds an option to Finder's context menu. The way I installed the app was by simply moving it to my Applications folder, and it didn't come with an uninstaller. I transferred all my stuff to my new computer via Time Machine, and the option in Finder is unfortunately still there. How can I get rid of it without re-installing the operating system?

See the last option in this context menu: Finder context option


Check in ~/Library/Services/. It probably installed a service there that didn't get uninstalled. You can safely delete the file.

If you don't find anything there, look in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts → Services for an entry with the same name as the context menu item. Right-click that entry and it will offer you a Show in Finder option, from which you can delete the file.

  • Great! There is no folder called "Services" in ~/Library/Application Support/, but I found the keyboard preferences to be very useful. I was able to disable the options like I wanted. Thanks! – Hassan Sep 27 '12 at 5:22
  • Sorry, that should be ~/Library/Services/. I'll correct the answer. – robmathers Sep 27 '12 at 5:45

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