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Correctly Uninstall Soundflower from Your Mac

  • Catherine
  • Jul 30,2019
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“ I want to uninstall Soundflower but I could not find its icon in either the Launchpad or Applications folder. Also, I an unable to remove Soundflower from the sound preferences. Can anyone point me to the correct way to delete Soundflower for Mac?”

As an open source kernel extension developed by Rogue Amoeba Software for MacOS, Soundflower is designed to create a virtual audio output device that can also act as an input. Unlike other third party apps, Soundflower cannot be uninstalled by the universal trash-to-delete method. If you get lost in the uninstall task, read through this post to get the hassle-free trick to remove Mac apps and, more importantly of course, the correct steps to uninstall all components related to Soundflower on Mac.

How to Remove Unwanted Mac Apps in Clicks?

Wondering how you can uninstall Mac apps with efficiency? Trying to find out an one-stop solution to get rid of every piece of target app? If you need to uninstall apps frequently or when you are faced with stubborn apps, you should consider using a professional tool.

Featured with streamlined removal process and user-friendly interface, Osx Uninstaller could be a good helper to assist you in the removal task. With this tool in hand, you can easily remove apps without trace left within 3 steps. here are the details:

1.Launch Osx Uninstaller, select target app and then click Run Analysis button

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2.Click Complete Uninstall button, and then click Yes button to execute removal

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3.Click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac for currently installed apps

Here is the question coming forward: how to get Osx Uninstaller for your Mac? Click the Download button in this post, and install it to the Applications folder. Note that the first time you launch Osx Uninstaller to remove an app, you will be asked to enter a valid license to complete the registration. Hesitant about paying for the license? Well, don’t worry about it as the purchase is guaranteed with 60-day refund promise.

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To uninstall an app without using Osx Uninstaller, you can open up Finder, locate the app in the Applications folder, right click on it and choose Move to Trash option.

How to Correctly & Fully Uninstall Soundflower?

As we said before, the traditional uninstall way is not feasible to remove Soundflower. If you are desired to completely remove all traces Soundflower creates on your system, there are two parts you need to finish step by step. Here are the instructions:

>> To begin with, run the uninstall script in Soundflower.dmg file

Generally, there is an uninstall tool contained in the installation file of Soundflower. If you have deleted the file, try to download it again from the software’s official site.

  • Locate the Soundflower.dmg file on your Mac, and double click to open it up
  • Rightclick on the script labeled Uninstall Soundflower and choose Open option

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  • In the Uninstall Soundflower window, click the play button (a triangle icon)

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  • When prompted, enter your account password and click OK button

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When the result shows “Done”, exit out of the window and reboot your Mac

Watch the video clip below to know how you can properly remove Soundflower:

>> Afterwards, detect Soundflower related files in ~Library folder

You can move the Soundflower.kext extension the Trash by running the script, but if you still see Soundflower option in the Sound pane, you are suggest to do a detection to see if any file created by Soundflower remains in your system. Here is how to do:

  • 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


  • Click the Search in upper right corner, and then type Soundflower in the search bar
  • Click Library under the search bar to show the search result in this hidden folder
  • Select the files and folders whose names contain Soundflower, and delete them all

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  • When prompted, enter your account password and click OK button

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Typically you should be able to find the Soundflower.kext file(s) in the /Macintosh HD/Library/Extensions folder. After you delete those items, Soundflower should be fully removed from your Mac. This trick also works for detecting other app leftovers.

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Thank you for reading this post, and any question about app removal are welcomed.

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