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Uninstalling GIMP on MAC Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'GIMP for Mac' started by TinaAmour, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. TinaAmour

    TinaAmour New Member

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    Hello,

    I've tried every advice on the web but cannot delete this application. NO dragging it to the trash does not work, not sure why people still suggest this. Unlike a lot of other programs there is no "uninstall" option, and the advice through MAc using the preference pane does not work either.

    Please let me know how to remove it from my computer, forever - thank you!!
     
  2. Arzoroc

    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    "Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs" says first google result, idk about it though as I haven't got MacOS.


    As an Ubuntu user I'd suggest:

    First delete the .app data, then

    Terminal:
    sudo apt-get uninstall gimp (Not sure whether your Mac supports this)
    And if this doesn't work, try
    sudo rm -r /YourHomeFolder/.gimp-2.2 (It's only like 800 kb big though)

    Something like this should do the job...
     
  3. TinaAmour

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    There is no control panel on my MAC, only system preferences and there is no option to delete or remove apps, only add more.

    Anytime I try to "delete" the program I get a notice telling me it cannot be deleted.
     
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    The you're probably not root, and you haven't got the rights to delete it.
    So try opening a Terminal and then go

    sudo rm -r /path/to/the/correct/folder/Filename.app

    this is the command for
    "remove Filename.app"

    Be sure to get the exact path name right though, because you might delete a wrong data otherwise.
    I'm not using a Mac, and this is the only way I know of, so I can't help you if this doesn't work.


    Another thing by the way: Why would you want to delete it? It's not big, so you could just let it stay where it is without using it. Just a suggestion ;)
     
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    I use an application called AppZapper. Quick and clean. :)

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.appzapper.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.appzapper.com/</a>
     
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    I agree with Sart.
     
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    As far as I know, Gimp files are usually found in 2 locations.

    1. Gimp.app in /Applications. This one is easy, just drag the application into the trash.

    2. The "Gimp" folder in Application Support. Go to your username directory, go to "Library", enter the folder "Application Support", and drag "Gimp" into the trash.

    But, if that's not good enough for you, feel free to open up a Finder window, and search for "Gimp", and delete every folder and file with Gimp in the title. But not the images you saved from Gimp, because those will be displayed as well. Oh, and don't forget to set "Search System Files" to "Allow".

    (I am not responsible for any system files you may accidentally delete. Please use caution when removing system files. I found out the hard way. Guess what? Macs CAN crash!)
     

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