Today, we’ll show you you how to uninstall Minecraft on Mac OS X. Our step-by-step guide will take you through removing Minecraft manually, and uninstalling it the easy way; it can be a pain to remove, but we’ll make it as easy as can be.
But listen, if you don’t want to waste time manually and just want Minecraft uninstalled now, use a Mac uninstaller. CleanMyMac 2 is the perfect Mac utility for uninstalling applications. Download it now free and never worry about uninstalling another annoying app again.
Anyways, let’s start! For starters, you should realize that “uninstalling an application” and “app removal” are two completely different things that have two completely different end results. The reason being? Well, removing an app from your Mac is just deleting the app and not all its extra files with it. That means that although you dispose of the app, you leave behind tons of leftover files on your Mac which then wind up wasting tons of space.
Thankfully, removing an application is very simple. It involves just 4 straightforward steps. Then again, if you really want to remove the entire app and all of its files, jump down to How to Uninstall Minecraft from Your Mac with CleanMyMac 2. However, let’s just take a look at how to remove Minecraft from your Mac.
Just follow these steps:
- Click on your Applications folder.
- Click-and-hold on the Minecraft icon.
- Drag the Minecraft icon to your Trash.
- Control+click the Trash icon and click on “Empty Trash.”
Done! Well, kind of. As was mentioned above, removing an application by dragging it to the Trash does not uninstall the app from your Mac entirely. Removing Minecraft from your Mac is slightly different, and a bit more intricate. But the good thing is, there are lots of Mac utilities that will enable you to completely uninstall Minecraft from your Mac! Wait, what? An app to uninstall apps?! Yep. And the application we recommend is CleanMyMac 2. But first, let’s look at the manual way to uninstall Minecraft from Mac OS X.
How to Uninstall Minecraft on Your Mac Manually
By dragging Minecraft from the Applications folder to the Trash, you’re just getting rid of the application and not all its smaller, extra files. Which means that although you discard the application, the app leaves tons of leftover files on your Mac which then wind up wasting space. This means lots of extra files consuming free space on your Mac! But where are the files? Well, Minecraft roots files outside of the Applications folder and when you drag Minecraft to the Trash, these extra files stay put.
Deleting the leftovers from any application is a pain because there’s likely more than one folder that extra files are stored. Additionally, you have to find out where they all are! A couple of places where applications may have saved files include:
Subsequently, to completely uninstall Minecraft from your Mac , you’re going to need to search around in these folders and delete all the excess files associated with Minecraft.
But, there’s a simpler way to completely uninstall any app, including uninstalling Minecraft on Mac OS X…
We suggest that you download CleanMyMac 2. CleanMyMac 2 is an easy-to-use, award-winning cleaning utility for Mac that uninstalls applications on your Mac quickly; it makes uninstalling applications from your Mac incredibly easy.
How to Uninstall Minecraft on Your Mac with CleanMyMac 2
Once you download CleanMyMac 2 (click here to download), follow these steps to remove any program on Mac OS X:
- Load CleanMyMac 2.
- Click on Uninstaller in the left menu.
- Highlight Minecraft in the middle part of the CleanMyMac 2 menu.
- Select “Complete Removal” located at the top of the CleanMyMac 2 menu to uninstall Minecraft.
And that’s it! CleanMyMac 2 does tons of other cleanup stuff other than just uninstalling applications from your Mac. It removes old files, large files, and system junk, like logs and system caches, to keep your Mac running clean and fast. Download CleanMyMac 2 now to uninstall apps and tons of other junk on Mac OS X. You’ll be happy you did!
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Note: Credit to Minecraft Forums and their how to uninstall Minecraft instructions here.