5KPlayer is a free HD video player/music player and online downloader. Like other third party apps, 5KPlayer can be installed by a simple drag to the Applications folder. However, if you want to uninstall 5KPlayer after a period of usage, you may fail to completely remove this app only by a simple drag to the Trash, as some of its associated files, which are not stored in the app package, still remain in the system.
How to completely remove 5KPlayer from your Mac? This tutorial will show you the proper steps to uninstall an unwanted app on macOS. Two different uninstall methods are involved and some tricks are introduced in the following to enable clean removal.
Uninstalling an app on Mac is straightforward as you only need to do the following:
This trash-to-delete option is available for all versions of Mac OS X / macOS system. Most standard apps can be easily uninstalled by this way. Yet, it may not work for security software and malicious apps. If the trashing method fails to remove the app you don’t want to keep, go ahead to see if the alternative method below works.
Have you encountered the message saying that the item 5KPlayer can’t be moved to the Trash because it’s open? In that case, first check if 5KPlayer icon appears in the Dock. If so, right click on 5KPlayer icon in Dock, and choose Quit option.
Why you still cannot delete 5KPlayer from the Applications folder after quitting the app? Mostly because this app is still active so the system refuses to perform the trashing act. You will need to launch Activity Monitor to solve this issue. How to do:
After shutting down the app, you should be able to delete it smoothly. Besides, you can right click on 5KPlayer icon in Dock, and choose Options > Remove from Dock.
The 5KPlayer app itself has been removed by deleting it from the Finder or Launchpad, but does it mean that all components of 5KPlayer have been removed? You can utilize the Search feature in Finder to find out the truth by yourself:
After doing all these, you should have fully detected removed 5KPlayer 8 from your system. But still, you are suggested not to empty the Trash after deleting those files. Keep them for a few days and if nothing wrong occur, you could consider to delete them permanently. Otherwise, put them back if the deletion triggers problems.
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Let’s watch the video clip and you will know how you can easily remove 5KPlayer 8:
So here are the simple steps you can follow to totally uninstall 5KPlayer for Mac:
Afterwards, you can click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac. By default the app should be gone from Osx Uninstaller interface as well as the macOS system.