Various files left by apps I deleted last year

Discussion in 'Apple' started by tronni, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. tronni

    tronni Guest


    I'm trying to find an app that searches for files left by apps, that I
    maybe have tried and just deleted the icon, and forgot about the files
    lying in i.e, or other places.

    I DL'ed AppTrap for future deletions, but for the old ones...

    Is there an app that can find these files that are probably not beeing
    used anyway?

    tronni, Nov 1, 2007
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  2. tronni

    tronni Guest

    Ok thanks

    I just remember from my windows day (oh the dark days of yesteryear)
    that filling up the register with junk consumed lots of resources.

    Is that a problem with mac as well?

    tronni, Nov 1, 2007
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    Király Guest

    Rarely. Mac applications typically write some files to the user's
    home folder (preferences, a few caches, etc.) Some might also write
    stuff to /Library/Application Support or to ~/Library/Application
    Support. When you trash the app, these leftover files will just sit
    on your hard drive unused. They don't consume any system resources
    other than disk space, and the disk space they do consume is usually

    There are exceptions. Norton Internet Security 2.0 installed all
    sorts of junk all over my system that I was still finding years after
    I thought I had removed it all.
    Király, Nov 1, 2007
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