iPaint is a simple drawing application for Mac OS X. It is quite easy to get installed or uninstalled, but if you encounter problems when uninstall iPaint, this post shares some tricks that may help you out. Here are the issues you may be faced with:
> iPaint cannot be deleted to the Trash because it is in use;
> iPaint still pops up after you have performed the standard uninstall;
> iPaint components remain and hide deep inside system directories…
Basically there are four methods to uninstall an app on Mac (namely, trash-to-remove, launchpad, built-in uninstall tool, and dedicated remover). To guide you through properly uninstalling iPaint, we list two available solutions below for your reference.
Osx Uninstaller is a lightweight yet powerful tool specifically designed to remove any unneeded, problematic, stubborn or malicious apps for Mac users. To entirely get rid of an unwanted app and its leftovers, you just need to take 3 simple steps: launch > select > uninstall. Now watch the clip to know how this tool works perfectly.
To uninstall iPaint by using Osx Uninstaller has many advantages (hassle-free, time-saving, easy-to-use, etc). This handy app is suitable for all-level Mac users.
With a powerful uninstaller in hand, you will be free from any unsuccessful or incomplete uninstallation. But if you want to learn how to remove an app without 3rd party tool, we also list detailed steps to guide you through the manual removal.
First of all, if iPaint is currently running, you are supposed to quit this app (and any of its background processes). Here we share three options to exit out of an app:
(1)Right click on iPaint icon in Dock and choose Quit;
(2)Head to iPaint menu at the top bar and choose Quit iPaint;
(3)Launch Activity Monitor, select iPaint (or the process pertaining to iPaint) under Process Name, click X button on the upper left corner, and click Quit button.
Now you can proceed with the standard uninstall as the followings:
Note that emptying Trash is irrevocable and everything in the Trash will be deleted from your Mac immediately. You’d better review your Trash before emptying it.
Additionally, if you install an app via Mac App Store, you can take this way as well:
As soon as you click the X, the uninstallation will be handled immediately.
And if an app comes with a built-in uninstaller, which by default can be found in the installation file, you’d better to launch this tool to execute the uninstall process.
Uninstalling apps on Mac is quite simple and intuitive if you are familiar with the process. But you should also know that, deleting an app through the Trash does not guarantee a 100% uninstall effect as some of the app components may still linger around your system. So to totally get rid of iPaint, continue with the steps below:
Warming: Mistakenly deleting items from Library might have influence on your other apps or even system, so make sure to verify the files before deleting them.
It could be time-wasting going through each folder and searching for app leftovers. Luckily, you can make use of the Search in Finder to hunt down associated files:
If there are still some files you fail to locate or identify, do a web search about the app components. Besides, advanced users can utilize the Terminal (located in /Utilities folder) to list the contents of the directory in question and then delete offending items.
Finally, empty the Trash to permanently delete all iPaint components.
Have you learned the tricks to uninstall iPaint as well as other unneeded apps at the end of this post? Generally speaking, the manual method is enough to help you remove an app (as long as the app was installed properly and not corrupted).
Yet if you are faced with problematic, stubborn or even malicious apps, the conventional means could not work and you may need to use a reputable uninstall tool to handle the job. Using Osx Uninstaller avoids troubles and save your time in app removal tasks, though it requires a valid license to work perfectly. Time to give it a try!
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