We all know that our applications are usually stored in the Applications folder and removed therefrom.
But not everyone knows that often each program creates a bunch of system files scattered in different locations all over hard drive.
Here is a list of directories that can be stored in the system files of applications:
- HD / ~Library / Caches
- HD / ~Library / Logs
- HD / ~Library / Containers
- HD /~Library / Application Support
- HD / Users / <current user> / ~Library / Cookies
- HD / Users / <current user> / ~Library / Address Book Plug-Ins
- HD / Users/ <current user> / ~Library / Application Support
- HD / Users / <current user> / ~Library / Application Support / CrashReporter
- HD / Users / <current user> / ~Library / Preferences
- HD / Users / <current user> / ~Library / Saved Application State
- HD / ~private / var / db / BootCaches
Tilda before the “Library” means that the folder is hidden. If you don’t know how to display hidden files and folders, read this article:
And this is not a complete list. There are occasions when these files weigh more than the application itself.
The procedure for deleting these files is quite long and non-trivial: you have to get inside of every folder and choose carefully among many files. Fortunately, we have developed a free application that allows you to delete all of the system files and applications on your Mac.