We daily use different applications for fun, work, health, travel and so on. Most of the programs optimize complex actions to make our life easier. FileMaker Pro is one of these handy programs. FileMaker Pro allows you to create custom apps on your computer and easily share data within FileMaker on another computer, a tablet or a web browser.
But for various reasons, we may need to occasionally remove some applications from our devices. If you happen to want to remove FileMaker Pro from your computer, we want to give you some tips on how to do it correctly and safely. In this post, we will share with you two ways to uninstall FileMaker Pro on a Mac.
Uninstall FileMaker Pro Manually
Probably, you have used the manual uninstallation method on your Mac many times. It’s is very common action to drag and drop an unneeded application to the Trash. However, by dragging and dropping an icon of a certain app to the Trash does not completely remove it from your disk.
Any program on your computer is a complex software tool. It contains not only an extension file (.app), but also various service files, which are used by an app while it operates. So, when you move the icon of a particular program to the Trash, the service files are still stored on your Mac. Therefore, you need to entirely remove an app and all its components to prevent the accumulation of useless files on your device.
To completely uninstall FileMaker Pro on your Mac, follow the next few steps:
- Quit FileMaker Pro and make sure that there are no active processes of the app working in the background.
- Open the folder and find the FileMaker Pro folder. As you can see, this folder contains not only the FileMaker Pro.app file, but several supporting folders and files as well.
- You should delete this folder in full. Choose the folder → right-click on it and select from the menu that appears.
- Nevertheless, there are still a few service files, which are stored in the hidden Library folder on your Mac. To open this folder, launch ~/Library in the window that appears → click . → click in the menu bar → select in the drop-down menu → type
- Within the Library folder, find and remove all the useless service files and folders that are related to the FileMaker Pro application. These files and folders are mostly stored in the following directories:
- ~/Library/Application Support/FileMaker
- ~/Library/Caches/com.filemaker.client.pro 12
- ~/Library/Preferences/com.filemaker.client.pro 12.plist
- ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.filemaker.client.pro 12.savedState
- Then, empty the Trash bin to complete the entire removal of the FileMaker Pro Mac version from your device.
Uninstall FileMaker Pro Automatically
You can also remove programs from Mac automatically, instead of manually uninstalling apps. It’s possible, thanks to third-party uninstallers.
We recommend using App Cleaner & Uninstaller for a quick and correct removal of FileMaker from your computer. For this, take the following simple steps:
- Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
- In the Applications tab, you will see a list of all your programs. Select the FileMaker Pro app. You will see that all the content of this folder will be selected automatically. So, you can remove the FileMaker Pro app, two more related apps, and all their service files in just one click. Then click on the button to proceed.
- Review the files and folders you want to delete and click on the button.
- Empty the Trash bin to completely get rid of the FileMaker Pro app and its leftovers from your computer.
Depending on your version of FileMaker Pro and your experience using the app, you may have other additional applications and service files. In this case, you may have more items to delete from your computer.
App Cleaner & Uninstaller will scan your disk and find all the components of FileMaker Pro, which are stored on your Mac.
Only you can decide which way to uninstall FileMaker Pro on your Mac.
We recommend that you try App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which helps to remove apps in less than a minute. This app is compatible with OS X 10.10 or later versions. You can download a free evaluation version of App Cleaner & Uninstaller or purchase it for only $19.90.