How to uninstall apps that aren’t in Launchpad on your Mac

If you’ve recently discovered there are some programs on your Mac that you want to delete, but you don’t see the program in the Launchpad. How do you delete these programs? Here’s what you do.

Step 1: First, click Finder in the Dock — head over to the Applications folder and scroll through until you find the app in question.


Step 2: Check to see if the app has its own folder. If it does, select this folder to look inside. If the app folder includes one of these Uninstallers, click it. This will automatically run the Uninstaller, which will give you a unique set of instructions for deleting the software.

Step 3: If the app doesn’t have its own folder or an Uninstaller. Click the application icon in Finder, hold it, and drag it to Trash on your Dock.  It should transport the app to the Trash. You can program your Trash to auto-delete after a certain amount of time, or you can Ctrl-click the Trash and select Empty Trash to delete the contents immediately.


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