How to uninstall Minecraft on Mac

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
October 25, 2023
7 minutes to read

If too many mods are used with Minecraft, the game might stop running and you will have to reinstall it. This article explains how to completely uninstall Minecraft or how to delete and reinstall the game on your Mac. removing Minecraft from Mac

Important notes and the methodology used to remove the software from your computer:

  • Uninstalling Minecraft on a computer does not delete the Minecraft account.
  • To uninstall a program from a Mac completely, you need to remove all of its service files as well.
  • Before writing this article, we checked the Minecraft help center for the guide on how to uninstall it on macOS. In fact, after using the official guide, we discovered the game’s remaining files on a Mac.
  • We used App Cleaner & Uninstaller from Nektony to check Mac for the game’s remaining files.

How to delete the Minecraft account

If you need just to reinstall the game to solve some errors, then move to the next part of the article. You shouldn’t delete your account.
If you want to completely remove Minecraft and you are not going to play the game anymore, then you can delete your account. This will disassociate your data from the game developer. However, note, that you will not be able to purchase games from the Mojang services using this account anymore. Also, you can’t register a new account again using the same email address you used for the previous account.
Here are the steps on how to delete a Minecraft account:

  1. Log in to your Minecraft account setting page.
  2. Go to the Settings.
  3. Scroll down and find the Delete your account section.
  4. Click on Learn how and then click on Request account deletion.
  5. You will get an email with a link to delete your account. Click on it.
  6. Answer the security questions and enter your password to confirm deletion.
  7. Click on Deactivate my account.

Minecraft account deactivation window

How to manually uninstall Minecraft from Mac

To delete Minecraft completely you first need to remove the game’s executable file, then find and remove its service files. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Applications folder and remove Minecraft.
    Minecraft in the Applications window
  2. Navigate the ~/Library folder. You can go there using the Finder’s menu options or using the Command+Shift+G shortcut. It will open the “Go to the Folder” search field.
  3. Navigate the ~/Library folder.
  4. Go to the Folder search field

  5. Find and remove all files and folders associated with the software. You will find their caches, preferences, logins, and other support items. Check the next subfolders for the game’s leftovers:

    minecraft related files Copied!

    Minecraft application support files in Finder

  6. Once you remove all support files, empty the Trash.
Note: The removal method described above is a complete removal procedure for any application on Mac. You might agree that it’s quite inconvenient when you need to delete apps often. That’s why we are going to share a quicker way to complete the uninstall process – with the help of a special tool called App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

How to uninstall Minecraft with App Cleaner & Uninstaller

App Cleaner & Uninstaller allows you to remove Minecraft or any other software completely in the fastest and easiest way. All you need to do is open the app and it will scan the Application folder, then select the app you want to uninstall.

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Select the required app.
  3. Click on Remove and confirm the uninstallation.

Uninstalling Minecraft from Mac
App Cleaner & Uninstaller allows you to remove all service files with the executable items. As you can see, you can uninstall apps completely in just a few clicks.

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