Trash Hunters #8: Uninstall Steam on Mac (Gamers Must Read)

Steam is  one of the most popular stores of digital games. It is mostly oriented on Windows platform, but there is a version with games for Mac as well.

A special feature of Steam for Mac in that it is a client. Using Steam you can browse the library of the game, as well as run the downloaded games. The client takes 630 MB space and game nowadays even more. So we wondered how everything is performed.

After the game was downloaded and installed it appears in your Launchpad and Applications folder. Nevertheless, it can be found only via Steam.

So we began to search for the folders location. With App Cleaner we found a place where you games are stored:

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library Application Support > Steam

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As you can see, this folder holds 14 GB with only 1 a game. Thus, Steam store incredible amounts of data in its container and even in a hidden system folder.

To completely remove Steam from your Mac – remove it from the Applications folder and then delete the following files and folders:

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Application Support > Steam

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Saved Application State > com,valvesoftware.steam.savedState

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Preferences > com.valvesoftware.steam.helper.plist

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library >Logs >DiagnosticReports > steam_…

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Application Support > CrashReporter > steam_… (2 files full name depends from date and your Mac, so just look for “steam” in the beginning)

You can also use our free application App Cleaner, which we mentioned earlier. It will remove any application with all its system files in several clicks.

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