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Two Solutions to Uninstall Popcorn Time from Your Mac

  • Jenny
  • Oct 30,2018
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Solution Delete Popcorn Time with Osx Uninstaller

“Why can’t I uninstall Popcorn Time from my Mac? What’s wrong with it?!”

Some users may encounter failure when trying to remove unwanted apps for various reasons. Though uninstalling apps is quite simple to complete on Mac, problems may occur if you take the wrong steps. Read on to know how to properly uninstall apps.

Here are the regular steps to remove Popcorn Time from macOS/Mac OS X:

  1. Open up Finder from Dock, and head to the Applications folder from Go menu
  2. Locate Popcorn Time in this folder, right click on its icon and choose Move to Trash (alternatively, you can drag the app icon and drop it into the Trash in Dock)
  3. Open up Trash, right click Popcorn Time again, and choose Delete Permanently
  4. Click Delete in the pop-up confirmation window, and then reboot your Mac


That’s all for deleting Popcorn Time in the Applications folder as well as in the Trash. After moving Popcorn Time to Trash, you can choose Finder > Empty Trash from the menu bar to get rid of this app permanently, but if there are other items in Trash, we suggest you to only delete the unwanted Popcorn Time without losing other files.

Question 1: why I cannot trash Popcorn Time or empty Trash?

Some of you may be prompted by an error message saying that “Popcorn Time cannot be moved to the Trash because it’s open”. Well, once an app in in use, it cannot be deleted, so in this case, you need to deactivate the running app prior to the uninstall.

To fix this issue, right click Popcorn Time icon in the Dock, and choose Quit option.


If the app stops responding, launch Activity Monitor from the Spotlight, select related process appears in the list, and kill it by clicking the X icon on the upper top corner.

What if you cannot empty the Trash? Being prompted that “the operation (empty trash) cannot be completed because the item XXX is in use”. In that case, close the file or the app that is using the file (or reboot your Mac), and empty the Trash again.

Question 2: why Popcorn Time traces remain on my Mac?

Incomplete uninstall may be the issue that upset most users in app removal task. Most third-part apps create some files that are stored outside the installation file, and those components will not be deleted automatically even if you have uninstalled the app.

If Popcorn Time has disappeared from the Applications folder, but you still see its notifications on your Mac, follow the steps below to detect and delete related items:

  • In a Finder window, choose Go > Go to Folder from the menu bar
  • Type ~/Library in the box, and click Go to access to this hidden folder
  • Type PopcornTime in the search bar, and click Library below to show the result
  • Right click on the items whose names contain the keyword, and delete them all


After clearing out Popcorn Time components in the system folders, you should have completely removed Popcorn Time for your Mac. But is there a better way to do so?

Solution: Delete Popcorn Time with Osx Uninstaller

For those who prefer to use professional tool for time-saving purpose, Osx Uninstaller could be a good alternative. Featured with user-friendly interface and simplified operation, Osx Uninstaller allows you to remove Popcorn Time by taking some clicks.

  1. Install Osx Uninstaller on your Mac, and complete the registration
  2. Launch Osx Uninstaller, select Popcorn Time, and click Run Analysis
  3. Click Complete Uninstall, and then click Yes to execute the uninstall


By using that kind of removal tool will you be freed from manually deleting app leftovers in multiple system directories. But note that it is a paid software, which requires you to purchase for a valid license. If you are hesitant to pay for it, a full refund promise provided by the software vendor could eliminate your worry.

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