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Uninstalling Applications in Mac OS X

Uninstalling programs on Mac system is quite easy and simple.  Removing the supporting files and program preferences in unbundled programs take some extra manual work while for bundled programs removing it is quite easy. This can be done by moving the application in the Trash bin. For Windows platform the programs can be removed with their Add/Remove utilities. But what about for unbundled program in Mac OS, how can it be removed completely and clear out in the hard disk of the computer system?

Not like the Windows platform that has the Add/Remove Programs utility for uninstalling the programs in the computer, Mac OS don’t have this. Most Mac users are worried about it but uninstalling the applications in Mac OS is really easy. This is done simply by moving the application in the Trash bin but you need to deal with all the program preferences, shortcut files and other supporting files. There are other applications for you to choose from if you want to clear it out from the system.

For bundled software, removing this can be done with simple steps. This is easy because its extra files are only stored in the same location and can be removed at the same time if you move it all in the Trash bin. To do this all you need to do is click the Macintosh HD this will show all the contents of your hard disk as well as the applications in your system. Then after all the applications are shown in the list, you can double click the Request icon and select the application and then place it in the Trash bin by simply dragging it or you can choose the Move to Trash option while viewing the list of applications that you want to remove.

But for the unbundles applications, removing it can be done by using third party application tools to remove not only the application alone but also the associated files and program preferences with it. This works like the Add/Remove utilities from Windows and ease the removing of files and applications completely. Some of the recommended application for uninstalling your applications completely is the AppCleaner, AppTrap and MacKeeper. Both of these remove the software completely in your Mac system and even clear out the associated files with it. This comes in freeware and open source packages thus removing all the unneeded applications don’t need to have extra expenses.

If Mac users want to remove the applications in their Mac OS, they can simply do this if they want to. Uninstalling programs on Mac is quite easy and simple, just drag the application directly in the Trash Bin. This is quite true for bundled applications. However for unbundled programs you need to deal with its associated files and program preferences because this can also consume the dish space in the hard drive if not remove completely. You can do this by using freeware and open source applications form third party uninstaller programs such as AppTrap and AppCleaner.