Sunday, 25 August 2013

Uninstall Files for Mac OS X

Uninstall Files Application in Mac OS X – Files removal steps from Mac OS X

Want to uninstall Files apps? Not able to find a way to uninstall Files completely from your Mac Machine? Is your Mac machine giving error after manually uninstalling Files application?

Uninstalling Files in mac is just a different approach than in Windows OS. Windows OS provides a option to uninstall application or application manufactures provides uninstaller with the application. But in Mac OS X there is nothing like uninstall utility. To uninstall the Files you simply need to drag & drop the Files application bundles to trash, that's it. STOP this is not the end there is more to properly uninstalling the Files from your machine.

Files Bundles – The Application Bundle

Drag & Drop leaves the associated files of Files application. Normally, it is thought that all the associated files of a application is saved in the one folder but it is not so. Files supported files & preference files are saved in other location than the Files Package folder. So you need to get all these files deleted manually. Deleting all the left overs of Files is not that easy, you need to find all the location where Files has saved the files. Some of the location where Files would have saved the files are ~/Library/Preferences/[] ~/Library/Application Support/[]
Recommendation You should always use the Award winning tool to Uninstall Files completely from your Mac machine.

Using Finder the remove the Files Application Bundles & Additional Files

To Manually uninstall Files & all associated files
  • Start the Activity monitor to look for the processes running, if you find the Files application process running then quit it, make sure that Files processes is not running.
  • Start finder to look for the Files name.
  • Searching "Files" vs "Contents"
  • Delete all files and folders related to the Files app.
  • A reboot might be necessary to completely remove some apps.

See how Award Winning Files Utility helps you to completely uninstall the application.


Follow these steps to remove Files app from your Mac:

  1. Download a fully-functional trial version of MacKeeper.
  2. Open the Smart Uninstaller tool and select the application you wish to remove. main-screen
  3. Click Remove to completely uninstall the selected app. icon_1_10
So download now to get rid of Files app from you Mac.



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