As a popular sandbox video game developed by Mojang, Minecraft has been downloaded and used by many PC users. Minecraft offers a free demo mode for desktop PC users to try out, and the premium account requires an one-time purchase.
Don’t want to pay for this game after the free trial is expired? You may come up with the idea of uninstalling Minecraft. But how? Previously you drag the app icon to the Applications folder to complete the installation, and now you may try to uninstall Minecraft in the same folder, thinking that things would be over. Yet is it that easy to complete?
Read through this post to get the uninstall tips and tricks if you are faced with any problem in the task of completely removing Minecraft for Mac (or any other apps).
To be brief, uninstalling Minecraft requires you to remove Minecraft in both the Applications folder (temporary removal) and the Trash (permanent removal).
Here are two questions asked frequently by users who fail to uninstall Minecraft:
To solve the first issue, you need to know that, once an app is active, it cannot be deleted to the Trash. The error occurs when Minecraft is still running on the system. To successfully uninstall Minecraft by the trashing method, you should check if this app has been shut down yet. If not, its icon will show up in the Dock, and you can right click on it and choose Quit. If the app is frozen, you can run the Activity Monitor to force kill the app.
To solve the second issue, you need to master more skills. Here is a point: when a third party app installs, it may create some files (like preferences, caches or plugins) and store them in different system directories. Those associated files or folder will remain even if you have removed Minecraft in Finder. You can follow these steps to delete Minecraft leftovers:
Usually after performing those steps, you can get rid of (most) Minecraft leftovers. Still, we would remind you that deleting items in those hidden system folder could involve the risk of affecting system or other apps. You can skip this part if you are not confident in the task, or instead, use a professional tool to carry out the manual deletion for you.
There are so many products that claim to help remove Mac apps, but which one is the best suitable for you? If you are looking for a lightweight, reputable removal tool, we recommend you to try out Osx Uninstaller. Read on to get more info about this app.
Featured with an intuitive user interface and a highly developed uninstall engine, Osx Uninstaller allows all-level users to easily get rid of any unwanted apps within clicks.
Watch the clip below to know how you can easily remove Minecraft or other apps:
To be specific, here are the simple steps you should take to remove any unwanted app:
1.Launch Osx Uninstaller after finishing the installation and activation
2.Select Minecraft in the interface and click Run Analysis button
3.After the scanning, click Complete Uninstall button to start uninstallation
4.Click Yes button in the confirmation window to perform the final removal
Once all components of Minecraft have been deleted,you can quit Osx Uninstaller.
To get Osx Uninstaller on your Mac, you can download it from the homepage of this site, and install it on your Mac. Note that you need a valid license to activate the removal tool. If you dont’ want to pay for the service, go back to the standard uninstall method instead.
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