Removing applications on a Mac is easier than you might think. However, especially for people who have changed the system from Microsoft to Mac, it can be a real challenge. There, after all, you have to use the appropriate options – whether in the system or in the application, reach for the uninstaller … well, if someone already knows what to look for, it is not difficult. But many at first hoped that by removing the shortcut from the screen – they completely get rid of the application. And it doesn’t work that way. But, for a change, on Macs, removing applications is really so intuitive … well, at least in most cases, because it’s also not a rule.

How to remove applications downloaded and installed from the Internet or installed from a disc

Click on the Mac on the Finder icon in the Dock, and then click on Applications in the Finder sidebar.

Perform the following actions:

  1. If the application is in a folder, open it to check if it has an uninstaller. If you see the icon Uninstall [application name], Uninstall [application name] or similar icon, double click on it and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. If the application is not in the folder or there is no uninstaller, drag the application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
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Be careful because the application will be permanently deleted from the Mac the next time you empty the Recycle Bin (done manually or automatically by Finder). This may prevent you from opening files created using the removed application. If you change your mind and opt out of removing the application, calmly, you can recover it before emptying the Recycle Bin – select the application in the Recycle Bin, then choose File> Restore from Recycle Bin.

How do I uninstall an application purchased from the AppStore

In Launchpad! There, we have easy access to all applications that are in the system folder. When cleaning, it is worth looking there to have them all at your fingertips. Now you can drag the program icon you want to remove to the trash, or – by holding down the Option key, you can edit. Then X will appear in the upper left corner of the programs – after choosing it, the system will ask us if we really want to delete the application. All you have to do is confirm our choice … and it’s ready!

Can I reinstall removed programs or applications

The answer is yes, but you have to think about what kind of application or program it is.

If you want to reinstall applications that were originally on your Mac, you have two options. To reinstall the application included with macOS, e.g. Music, Safari etc., reinstall macOS. Don’t worry, reinstalling macOS will not erase your data. To reinstall the application from the App Store, you need to refer to the user manual. However, if the application was installed from the disc and is not available in the App Store, you can easily reinstall it using its installation disc.



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