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Why Does Move To Trash Not Clean App-Associated Files When You Clean The App?

I have noticed that Mac OS including Mac OS High Sierra as well as other Mac operating systems do not completely uninstall applications when moved to the trash. Files are always left in the directory /Users/User account name/Library/Application support. Why is the Application support portion of the application never removed when an application is dragged to the trash? And how can I remove them completely from my Mac machine?

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iBoysoft author Vain Rowe

Vain Rowe

Answered on Monday, February 19, 2024

It is acknowledged that the native Mac app deletion takes the app away only, while its associated files including caches, cookies, packages, root files, etc stay on your device still. At this moment, I guess you need a professional app uninstaller that takes the app and its related files away completely. iBoysoft MagicMenu is such an optimal utility, and it lists all the related files of the app when you perform the removal task. You can check the files you don't need any longer and delete them in one go.



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