Written byVain Rowe
[Fixed!] Deleted App Still Shows Up On Top Menu Bar Of Mac
Summary: This article coming from iBoysoft gives you multiple solutions on how to fix deleted app still shows up on the top menu bar of Mac. By the way, iBoysoft MagicMenu is a perfect uninstaller that is able to remove the reappearing app from your Mac completely.
We often install software on Mac for a specific and temporary purpose and remove it from the Mac computer when it's going to be of no use. However, we sometimes find that the deleted app still loads on the top menu bar after a while or a device reboots.
That's weird and annoying since it seems that your deletion actions didn't work at all. Feel ease, this article explains why this issue happens and how to fix deleted app still shows up on the top menu bar of Mac with several workable solutions.
Table of Contents:
- 1. Why does deleted app still show up on the top menu bar on Mac?
- 2. How to fix deleted app still shows up on the top menu bar of Mac?
Why does deleted app still show up on the top menu bar on Mac?
For a previous job I needed to have Citrix Reciever installed on my Mac Mini. I've moved on and deleted the app, along with every item I can find on the HD with "Citrix" or a similar title. Somehow the menu bar app still loads at restart. Can anyone point me how to remove it from my Mac completely?
Talking about the scenario that deleted the app or deleted file keeps reappearing, its possible reason is not tough to explore. Normally, dragging an application to Trash can uninstall it from your Mac for sure.
But some applications are pretty tricky which plants separate helper or launch helper on your device in a secret way, you might remove the main app successfully while its helper still hides on your macOS computer.
Aside from that, some associated files covering an app installer might not be removed along with the app, and that's why the removed app icon still loads on your Mac device.
Last but not least, your deletion work may fall flat if the app is still in use so you would encounter the trouble that the deleted app is still showing up on your Mac.
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How to fix deleted app still shows up on the top menu bar of Mac?
After exploring the possible reasons leading to the deleted app's reappearance, let's concentrate on how to get this issue fixed then! Actually, we just need to uninstall the hidden/remaining applets or launch helpers, then the tricky trouble can be fixed then.
Method 1: Launch iBoysoft MagicMenu to remove the reappearing app
No developer wants a user to erase everything about their software from his computer. They always leave related files of the software in case you'll use it again someday. Therefore, a simple deletion by dragging an app to Mac Trash works unfavorably sometimes to remove the included caches, preferences files, saved states, and other useless files altogether.
At this point, iBoysoft MagicMenu puts the axe in the helve which is able to uninstall the reappearing app and takes all associated files away at once with a more powerful uninstall feature than Mac's. Here's how to completely uninstall apps on Mac using iBoysoft MagicMenu:
Step 1: Click the button below to free download and install iBoysoft MagicMenu on your device.
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft MagicMenu on your Mac.
Step 3: Go to Finder and head to the Applications folder.
Step 4: Right-click on the app you want to uninstall and choose Uninstall from the menu.
Step 5: Wait for this tool to find related files of the unwanted app for you. After it completes, click on the Uninstall button and you're all set!
Method 2: Use the included uninstaller of the deleted app
Some apps can be uninstalled successfully only if you make use of the included uninstaller coming with the app install package. Go to open the installer package and locate the uninstaller to remove it from your device.
Alternatively, you should run Spotlight Search by pressing the Command + Space keys together and then search the uninstaller with a corresponding file name. After selecting the uninstaller, the uninstallation process will go on successfully. Ensure you have quitted this app completely before the uninstallation process or it can be blocked.
Method 3: Uninstall the app via App Store
If the app was downloaded from the Apple App Store, deleting it from there also makes sense. After opening the App Store, click on your name in the downward left corner then you can view all apps you have downloaded, both current ones and the ones that you removed from your device already.
For the app you want to get rid of which still loads on your Mac computer, click the circle icon with three dots next to the app logo to proceed with the deletion work:
Step 1: Select Delete App from the context menu after you click the three dots.
Step 2: You'll be prompted by a new window confirming whether you really want to delete the app. Click the Delete App button to confirm your actions.
Deleting an app from the App Store needs no password so you can do such a task with less time and effort. Once you want to re-use it again, download it from the App Store straightforwardly one more time.
Method 4: Delete the app via Mac Storage
If you're an old hand to macOS or you've used a Mac computer for years, you perhaps have something knowledge that the built-in Mac Storage can work as a powerful cleaner to remove unwanted apps or useless files from your Mac.
Here is how to remove the reappearing app after deletion completely from your device:
- Click the Apple menu on the upper left corner of the Mac desktop.
- Select About This Mac from the dropdown menu.
- Switch to the Storage tab and click the Manage button for the app deletion task.
- Select the Applications folder from the left sidebar of the Storage tab.
- Locate the unwanted app from the application list.
- Right-click the app and select Delete.
- Once you receive a new window saying, ' Are you sure you want to delete [App name]', click the Delete button to proceed.
Note that you can know how much storage space is freed up after the deletion is performed successfully.
Method 5: Force quit and delete the app again
One of the reasons that the deleted app still shows up on your Mac is that the application deletion came to nothing due to its being in use. Facing this, the force quitting and re-deletion actions might be available.
- Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of the Mac desktop.
- Select Force Quit from the dropdown menu.
- Then that all apps are running will show in the list. Just click the one you want to remove from the list and click Force Quit to close the app.
- When asked to confirm your actions to force quit, directly click the Force Quit button.
- Delete the app one more time.
Noticing the deleted app still loading on the top menubar of Mac is troublesome and annoying. This article offers you 5 workarounds for you to get this trouble fixed. If you have encountered such trouble, do not hesitate and try the solutions mentioned in this article.
iBoysoft MagicMenu is a perfect uninstaller when you plan to remove some applications from your device. Besides that, it is a wonderful right-click enhancer that helps customize right-click menu for Finder and then improves work efficiency on macOS to a great extent. Feel ease to experience it now!