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Here’s How to Remove PaperCut from your Mac

  • George
  • Dec 18,2018
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“How do I remove a PaperCut on my iMac? I’m gonna stop using this software.”

Some end-users of PaperCut wanna remove the PaperCut client from their Macs and wonder how to do it correctly. The steps to uninstall PaperCut vary depending on what method the client is deployed on your Mac. If you encounter problems in this removal task, read through this post to learn the proper ways to remove PaperCut.

Method 1: trash PaperCut in the Finder

  • Quit PaperCut by clicking its icon in Dock and choosing Quit

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  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and head to the /Applications folder
  • Locate PaperCut (PC Client) in this folder, right click on it and choose Move Trash

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  • If prompted, enter your current admin password to allow the deletion

If this method does not work, try to perform the following steps before the uninstall:

  • Click the Spotlight icon, type Terminal and click the result to open up the app
  • Copy and past the following commands and hit Enter key to disable the automatic reloading of the PaperCut client and remove the launched configuration file:
    launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.papercut.client.plist
    sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.papercut.client.plist
  • Type your admin password to allow the changes when prompted

After that, restart your Mac, and then delete PaperCut by trashing it in /Applications folder. Besides, if PaperCut is located in the folder labeled PaperCut NG in the Finder, you could complete the uninstall more easily. The alternative ways are listed below.

Method 2: run PaperCut uninstall script

  • Open up the PaperCut NG folder in the Applications folder in Finder
  • Locate the file labeled Uninstall.command in the folder, and double click to run it

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  • Type YES in the window that pops up, and hit Enter key to execute the command

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  • Type your admin password in the window and hit Enter key to allow the change
  • Close the window after you are prompted that the process is completed

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The uninstall is finished, but does it mean that PaperCut has been totally removed? You can take the following steps to find out whether the uninstall is thorough or not:

  • In a Finder window, click Go menu from the top bar and choose Go to Folder
  • Type ~Library in the box, and hit Go button, to access to the hidden system folder
  • As the Library folder opens, and type PaperCut (or PC Client) in the search box
  • Select the PaperCut-related files and folder, and move them to the Trash

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  • Repeat the steps to delete PaperCut components in the /Library folder

After doing all these, you should have fully removed PaperCut from your system.

Method 3: use the Osx Uninstaller tool

What if you are tired of uninstalling apps by those complicated methods? Some users may prefer to adopt an one-stop solution to tackle with kinds of uninstall issues. In that case, you can try the third party app, like Osx Uninstaller, to achieve the goal.

Watch the video clip to know how you can thoroughly remove PaperCut in seconds:

Here are the simple steps you can follow to uninstall PaperCut in a few clicks:

  • Download and install the uninstall tool from the homepage of this site
  • Launch Osx Uninstaller, and follow the prompts to complete the registration

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  • Select PaperCut in the interface, and click Run Analysis button to start scanning
  • Click Complete Uninstaller button and then choose Yes in the confirmation dialog

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So that’s the intuitive process: launch Osx Uninstaller > select unwanted app > confirm the uninstall. Afterwards, you can click Back to Interface button, and repeat the steps to remove other PaperCut-associated apps, like Client-Local-Install app.

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