LogMeIn is a popular remote desktop tool that allows accessing your computer from anywhere and from any device. Besides its usefulness, you might need to uninstall LogMeIn from your computer. In this article, we will explain how to completely and correctly uninstall LogMeIn from your Mac, so that the application does not leave its leftovers on your hard drive.
- Uninstall LogMeIn manually.
- How to manually uninstall LogMeIn Control Panel from Mac.
- Uninstall LogMeIn using an uninstaller.
Important notes and the methodology used to prepare a guide on how to uninstall LogMeIn from Mac:
- There are various products that LogMeIn proposes for remote work. Each of them has its own support files that are important to find and remove for a complete applications’ removal.
- Before writing this article, we checked the official guide on LogMeIn’s website on how to uninstall LogMeIn Control Panel for Mac and discovered that this method does not remove all the support files of the application.
- We used a free application from Nektony called Funter to check Mac for hidden support files of LogMeIn products after its removal.
- In this article, we will provide a manual way for LogMeIn uninstallation which means that you have to manually search for the remaining files. Also, we will provide an automatic removal method with the help of App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
How to manually uninstall LogMeIn Client from Mac
- Quit Logmein. For this, go to the LogMeIn menu and select Quit.
- Also, check and close LogMeIn processes working in the background. You can use a default Apple application called Activity Monitor for this. Run Activity Monitor → select LogMeIn processes and click to close them.
- Go to the Applications folder and remove LogMeIn Client from there.
- Find and remove LogMeIn Client’s support files. They are stored in the Library and ~/Library (hidden library) folders. The tilde sign ~ before the folder’s name means a reference to the home directory. By default, this folder is hidden. To open the hidden ~/Library folder, open Finder → in the menu bar click on Go → select Go to Folder. Also, you can call this option by pressing the Command+Shift+G key combination.
- In the appeared search field type ~/Library and click Go.
Here in the Library folder find and remove files associated with LogMeIn Client:
- ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.logmein.ignition.savedState
- ~/Library/Application Support/LogMeIn Client
Also check the non-hidden Library folder and remove the following leftover files from there:
- /Library/Application Support/LogMeIn/drivers/LogMeInSoundDriver*.kext
- /Library/Application Support/LogMeIn/
- As soon as you remove all unneeded LogMeIn Client’s support files, empty your Trash bin.
You may have more or less LogMeIn Client support files left on your disk after its uninstallation. The safer way to find all of them and completely uninstall LogMeIn products is to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
Steps on how to uninstall LogMeIn Control Panel from Mac:
The steps on how to uninstall LogMeIn Control Panel from Mac are similar to the steps we provided below, but there are some differences.
- Exit your LogMeIn account. For this, click on the LogMeIn icon in the toolbar and select Exit.
- Go to the Applications folder. Doubleclick on the LogMeIn Control Panel.
- Switch to the About panel from the sidebar.
- Click the Uninstall button.
- Now you have to find the LogMeIn’s system files and folders. Open the Library folder: in Finder press the Command+Shift+G (⌘+⇧+G) key combination and in the appeared search field copy and paste ~/Library.
- Click on Go.
In the Library folder find and remove all files associated with the LogMeIn application. In our case, we found the following support files:
- ~/Library/Logs/LogMeIn Client
- Once you remove all LogMeIn’s leftovers, empty your Trash and reboot your system. LogMeIn is now uninstalled from your Mac computer.
Once again, we would like to mention that with App Cleaner & Uninstaller you don’t have to manually search for applications’ support files. The uninstaller will automatically find all those unneeded leftovers and remove applications completely and extremely fast.
How to remove LogMeIn products using App Cleaner & Uninstaller
App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a special utility that allows you to completely uninstall any software from your Mac in less than a minute. Even if you have already dropped an application into the Trash, App Cleaner & Uninstaller will check your Mac for the app’s leftovers and help you to remove all unneeded remaining files from your Mac.
Steps on how to uninstall LogMeIn products with App Cleaner & Uninstaller:
- Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
- Select the LogMeIn products that you want to remove.
- Click the Remove button and confirm the action.
- By default, all application files will be moved into the Trash, so don’t forget to empty your Trash to entirely get rid of LogMeIn on your Mac.
That’s all. It’s so easy, isn’t it?