Oryna Lienkova
Apple certified support professional
October 7, 2022
minutes to read

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The Audacity app is a free audio editor and recorder. This software tool is available for multiple operating systems, including Mac. It is likely that you have experienced minor glitches when using different apps on a Mac and easily resolved them.

However, there are situations when you need to reinstall a certain program in order to resume using it. If you need to remove Audacity from your Mac, we can help. In this post, we will share two ways to uninstall the Audacity OS X application.


How to uninstall Audacity manually

The Audacity application includes lots of program components that are hidden from the average user’s eyes. We just see a simple interface and use the program to get a specific result. Once launched, however, the Audacity app creates different service files to perform properly. In order to completely uninstall this app from your Mac, you need to delete all files related to Audacity.

For this, take the following steps:

  1. Quit Audacity.
  2. Open the Applications folder and find the Audacity.app file. Right-click on it and choose Move to Trash from the menu that appears.
    audacity app in Finder
  3. Now you can remove all useless service files related to the Audacity software tool. The service files are mainly stored in the hidden Library folder. To get access to this folder, open Finder → click Go in the menu bar → select Go to Folder from the drop-down menu → type ~/Library in the window that appears and press Enter.
    go to folder search field
  4. Within the Library folder, find and delete all files and folders that contain Audacity in their names. Check to see if they are in the following subfolders of the Library folder:

    ~/Library/Application Support/audacity
    audacity app support files in Finder

    ~/Library/Saved Application State/org.audacityteam.audacity.savedState

    audacity saved app state in finder

    audacity preferences files in Finder

    Depending on the Audacity version, your macOS version, and your experience of using this app, there may be more service files on your disk. Therefore, we recommend that you check to see if there are any Audacity service files left in the following Library subfolders:
    ~/Library/Application Scripts

  5. Then, empty the Trash bin to entirely uninstall Audacity from your Mac.

How to remove the Audacity software automatically

You can uninstall apps on a Mac in a much easier way, thanks to the App Cleaner & Uninstaller program. App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a free software tool that works on macOS 10.10 or later. You can readily remove Audacity from your computer using App Cleaner & Uninstaller in less than a minute.

For this, complete the following steps:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. In the Applications tab, you will see all your programs. Select Audacity from the list. All its service files will be chosen automatically. Click on the Uninstall button next to Audacity.

    uninstalling audacity with app cleaner

  3. Review the files you are going to delete and click on the Remove button to confirm the action.
    confirmation window to uninstall audacity
  4. Complete the removal of the Audacity app by emptying the Trash bin.


Now you know how to easily uninstall the Audacity Mac OS version from your computer. However, you likely have many other apps on your Mac. In case you need to uninstall an app for any reason, we advise using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

This software tool scans your disk and finds all service files of the unneeded program. App Cleaner & Uninstaller helps you to correctly, completely and quickly delete apps from your Mac.

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App Cleaner & Uninstaller

Uninstall any Mac application in 2 minutes

Supported systems: macOS 10.13-13
Update v. 8.1.3 Jan 2023

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