OS X :: Why Doesn't Mac Delete Unnecessary Files After Removing Programs

Aug 18, 2009

It seems that whenever I uninstall an application, there is always an empty folder of the program I uninstalled in Library>Application Support and possibly others. Why wouldn't OS X delete those automatically after I uninstalled them? They obviously don't take up too much space cause it's just an empty folder, but why doesn't os x automatically delete it?

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Intel Mac :: How To Clean Unnecessary Programs And Files Off Computers

Mar 21, 2012

My iMac and MacBooks are running slow. How do I clean unnecessary programs and files off the computers?

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Apr 5, 2012

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Jan 11, 2010

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Jun 14, 2010

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Jun 11, 2009

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OS X :: Remove Unnecessary Files From Leopard Install?

Jun 19, 2009

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Aug 17, 2009

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Apr 7, 2012

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Jun 4, 2014

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Nov 28, 2009

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Mar 18, 2012

I connected an external monitor to my MacBook Pro, but it doesn't open any programs. It Just sits there with a blank screen. How do I get it to open programs and act like a monitor?

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OS X :: How To Delete Programs With No Built In Uninstaller

May 14, 2010

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IMac PPC :: Delete Programs Off The G5 Osx 10.5.8 Completely?

Jun 26, 2012

My imac g5 osx 10.5.8 is running slow and getting froze alot some programs just take forever. If someone knows how to remove programs safely could you please help me. I don't want to make a mistake that's unfixable. Like, i.e ( operating firefox now ,but i have a safari app. Do i need safari ? Am i even running that at all ?) Also i have 4 dvd players-imovie,dvd player,mac the ripper and front row do i need all them ?And quicktime but running bit torrent.

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Jun 8, 2012

Please help i want to update but am unsure because i do not want to lose any of my programs like photoshop or word 2011

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IMac :: Delete Info But Being Able To Keep 3rd Party Programs And Music On The Machine

Jun 23, 2010

I just purchased a new Imac and am looking to sell my old 17 white intel Imac. I have all the updated software(snow leopard, Ilife 09). I was going to sell on craigslist to stranger but now looks like a family member will buy. What is the best way to delete my info but being able to keep 3rd party programs and music on the machine. Also if I just choose to do a complete install instead do I use the snow leopard disc or the disc that came with the machine which it had Tiger on it.

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OS X :: Program For Removing Unused Files

Jun 22, 2009

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OS X :: Removing System Data Files?

Sep 12, 2009

To make it short: On my iMac i have 2 partitions, 1 with Leopard installed, the other one with Snow Leopard on. Now, I'd want to use the Snow Leo partition as the system partition, and use the other as an archive... How can I remove all Mac OS X files from the partition without formating it? There is some app.. or something similar?

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OS X :: Adding / Removing Files From MP3 Player

Feb 4, 2010

My System: Mac Mini running OSX 10.5.8. This is a Pentium processor based device and I have 1 gb of ram a 60 gig hard drive and using a seagate 1.5 TB external for all my media and documents. I am also using a windows system keyboard and mouse (I just replaced my old windows system with the Mac Mini). I have two mp3 players: The first one is made by LG (its sold under a different brand name but it was built by LG) the device shows in the finder's "get info" as MS-DOS (FAT32) format and has 4gb storage space. The other is sold under the Disney brand name the format is MS-DOS (FAT16) it has 1gb of storage space.

I am using each as a USB mass storage when adding and removing mp3 files. I am used to doing this in the windows environment, and I realize that the OSX environment is not the same so I am confused as to how I can successfully delete files from the devices and add new files to the devices. So far this is what I am doing

1. Tether device with USB cable.
2. Open device in Finder window.
3. Highlight files I would like to remove then select "move to trash".
4. Select "empty trash" to clear space on device.

At this point the finder window will show the space has been freed on the device for me to add new files. When I attempt to do so the device says there is not enough free space to do so. Please save the "get an ipod" comments. These devices are for my 10 year old and 8 year old, they were gifts they received and I am not going to buy a new device for them.

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OS X :: Removing Hidden Mac Files For PC Viewing?

Apr 6, 2010

So at my office we move from logic (obviously mac based workstation) to a PC workstation to upload audio files.

We've encountered a growing issue which is the hidden .DS and ._* files.

These files are hidden in every folder on mac but when we move a folder with say 100 audio files bounced from logic to a PC every audio file has a ._ alias and each folder has a .DS alias.

Right now the only way we can fix it is manually removing all the hidden files on the PC. We have tried a Terminal script that removes the ._ files but they seem to just recreate themselves.

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Jan 4, 2010

I am trying to remove the hidden attribute from some folders and files so iTunes will actually use them. I hope I am describing myself well enough.

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Mar 14, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.2. I have two folders A and B on airport drives. I wish that Folder B be an exact copy of folder A. Chronosync is installed on my computer. My problem is that folder B contains files which are not on folder A. I can't seem to find a setting on chronosync to remove same, I know it should be a simple thing to do.

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Mar 10, 2012

When I go to do an update on my MacBook Pro it says that I need to remove files from my startup disk, how is that done?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Removing Protected Files From Imac?

Jun 3, 2012

How do I remove protected files from my IMac containing this message "the operation cant be completed because the item "Work instructions - Programming.doc" is locked."

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Jun 13, 2010

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Nov 11, 2009

So I have just received my Mackbook back from an Apple store as I tried to install windows via Boot camp assistant. Turns out all my files are still intact however now, all my files have a copy of themselves. For example if I look into my music folder, take the band Radiohead for instance, all of there songs have a copy i.e. 01- Everything in its right place - 01.flac and in the same folder aslso contains 01 - Evrything in its right place.

As you can imagine having everything duplicated has taxed my disk space to the point where I have less than 2GB left and can't update the software for apple.

My question is what would be the easiest way to deal with this and delete the additional copies of everything? I was hoping they would be a better way than going through everything

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MacBook Pro :: Removing Underside Of MBP 17 - Pop Sound When Removing On Cover Normal?

Jun 30, 2010

as an extension to my question regarding RAM utilization, I've decided to upgrade my RAM. I went through the process of removing the underside of my MBP. After taking the screws out and mentally marking which slot they came out of (some are of different size), I pulled the lid up at the black trim area (the "neck" of the display mount) as this was the easiest way to get a non-damaging grip on the metal underside -- read: I avoided using a screw driver on the lid. As I started to lift, I was surprised at the amount of force I needed to use in order to remove the lid; something near the center of the cover was still holding the lid to the underside of the body. In fact, the amount of force I needed to use made me pause to question if I missed an important step other than simply removing the screws. I decided to "go for it" and applied more pressure while pulling the lid up and away from the body and heard a "pop" noise.

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OS X :: Unload Unnecessary Stuff

Sep 4, 2009

I am still using Tiger. Down to about 15% (17 of 104GB) free space on hard drive and looking to unload unnecessary stuff. /Library/Printers (3GB): I assume I can safely get rid of everything related to printers I do not use.... /Library/Audio/Apple Loops (3GB): of stuff for GarageBand and iLife, which I never use... /Library/Application Support: another 3GB of stuff for GarageBand and iLife... (in fact, can I simply Spotlight for GarageBand and iLife and remove almost everything associated?) Any reasons I should not delete the above? Anything else I should consider deleting? (The big hog is Parallels, but I use that daily). I have pared Documents to the essentials.

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OS X :: Turn Off Unnecessary Processes?

May 9, 2008

I am a windows dude, you can tell. I need to turn off unnecessary processes on a Mac. In "Windows", I would edit the startup processes... and in Computer admin, turn off all "services" I did not need.

What do I do on a Mac? I need it to be permanent, not temporary (like I know how to shut off iTunes helper for a session- I want it off after restarts, too.

Also, I want to pare this mac down to just the essentials- any advice for what to kill, and what I should not touch?

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