Having trouble in removing MATLAB for Mac? Cannot delete all its components from the system? Read this tutorial to know how to uninstall MATLAB correctly.
MATLAB is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and programming language developed by MathWorks. It can be used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and much more. When installing this software on your Mac, you will be offered additional toolboxes accompanying with MATLAB.
In this post we focus on the topic: How to completely uninstall MATLAB without hassle? Simply deleting the app from /Applications folder would not help you get rid of some of its associated files. If you fail to delete the app by conventional method, try the all-in-one solution listed below to perfectly remove MATLAB from macOS.
How can you uninstall an app effortlessly? Take a quick look at the handy tool here. Osx Uninstaller is a lightweight yet powerful utility designed to help all-level users to remove any problematic, stubborn or malicious app on macOS. To thoroughly uninstall MATLAB with this tool, you just need to perform 3 steps: launch > select > uninstall. Now watch the video clip to have a direct experience on how it works.
Yeah, you only need to take a few click and MATLAB for Mac can be totally deleted.
1. Quit MATLAB if it is currently running, and then launch Osx Uninstaller.
2. Select MATLAB in the interface, and then click Run Analysis to start with.
3. Review the app components that are scanned out from your system, click Complete Uninstall and then Yes in the pop-up dialog box to perform a thorough uninstall.
4. Once the removal is complete, click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac.
Osx Uninstaller is suitable for anyone who want to ensure a clean, complete removal of unneeded apps. Now MATLAB has gone and will not bother you any more.
An automated remover will definitely spare you from endless manual work and possible trouble during the deletion of Mac apps. Yet if you insist on uninstalling MATLAB by your own, below list the standard steps to guide you through completing the proper removal. Follow the instructions to delete MATLAB and all its traces.
Before the uninstall, you should deactivate all the processes related to MATLAB Recovery, otherwise you might fail to uninstall all its components. If the app is running, head to the [app name] in the Menu bar and then choose Quit option. Alternatively, you can right click its icon on the Dock and choose Quit option.
Cannot quit an app by aforementioned options? Try Force Quit in Activity Monitor:
Now make sure that you have logged into with an administrator account, and you might be asked for the password when you try to delete something in the Finder.
Also, you can uninstall an app by these options: right click on the app icon > choose Move to Trash; or select the app > click on File menu > choose Move to Trash. Note: if you fail to move it to the trash, reboot your Mac into Safe Mode and do it again.
The drag-and-drop method is universal to uninstall apps in all versions of Mac OS X. Generally, the app will be removed from the Applications folder, but to perform the uninstall you will need to empty the Trash, and we can perform this step later.
Additionally, you can take the steps below to uninstall an app which is installed via Mac App Store. This method do not require you to empty the Trash for uninstallation.
After deleting MATLAB from /Applications folder, you can continue with next steps.
Most Mac apps are bundle software that can be easily removed by aforementioned method. Yet some of them will create components like preference, cache and support files in different system directories during the first setup and daily usage. If you want to perform a clean uninstallation, it is necessary to delete all related components scattered around the system. Here’s how to clear up app remnants manually:
Warming: deleting the wrong items from Library could do harm to your other apps or even system, so make sure to be very careful what you try to delete. Meanwhile, 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.
After moving all associated items to the Trash, you can carry out the last step – emptying the trash. Notice: the act is irrevocable, and everything in the Trash will be deleted immediately, so be very cautious when you are performing this part.
Now you have completed the manual removal of MATLAB on the Mac. Is there any problem during the process? Did MATLAB for Mac gone without any trace left? Hope the solutions listed in this tutorial could help resolve your uninstall troubles.
Any time you run into issues in using Osx Uninstaller or removing other apps, don’t hesitate to contact us and our specialists will offer technical advice for you.