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How to Uninstall Minecraft from Mac

  • Jenny
  • Jan 29,2019
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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).

Standard Steps to Delete Minecraft on Mac

To be brief, uninstalling Minecraft requires you to remove Minecraft in both the Applications folder (temporary removal) and the Trash (permanent removal).

  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and access to the Applications folder from sidebar (if it does not appear there, click the Go menu on the top bar and choose Applications)
  • Right click on the Minecraft app icon, and choose Move to Trash

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  • Open up Trash from the Dock, right click Minecraft and choose Delete Immediately
  • Click the Delete button in the pop-up confirmation dialog to execute final uninstall

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Here are two questions asked frequently by users who fail to uninstall Minecraft:

  1. Why Minecraft cannot be moved to Trash? How to fix this error message?

  2. How can I thoroughly remove all components of Minecraft from my Mac?

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.

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  • Launch Activity Monitor, type Minecraft in the search box, select any process pertaining to the target app, click X on the upper left corner, and click Quit button

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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:

  • In a Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  • Type ~/Library in the box and hit Enter key (or click Go button) to open it up


  • Type Minecraft in the search box (click the Search icon if you don’t see the box)
  • Under This Mac, delete the folder labeled Minecraft that appears in the result
  • Click Library, and then move any item pertaining to Minecraft into the Trash

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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.

Run Osx Uninstaller to Remove Minecraft

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

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3.After the scanning, click Complete Uninstall button to start uninstallation
4.Click Yes button in the confirmation window to perform the final removal

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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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