Uninstall WinZip on Mac – Full removal guide

Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
September 13, 2023
7 minutes to read

In this article, we are going to explain how to uninstall WinZip on Mac correctly and completely without leaving traces on your system. We will provide guides on how to manually uninstall WinZip and how to do this automatically.

removing WinZip into the Trash


  1. What is WinZip?
  2. How to uninstall WinZip from Mac manually.
  3. How to uninstall WinZip using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  4. Frequently asked questions about WinZip

Important notes and the methodology you should know about WinZip uninstallation

  • Before writing this article, we checked the WinZip website for the guide on how to uninstall it on macOS. We found no information about that.
  • To uninstall WinZip from Mac completely, you need to check your Mac for its service files and remove all of them as well.
  • We used App Cleaner & Uninstaller and Funter from Nektony to find WinZip’s service files on Mac.
  • In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to manually remove WinZip from Mac and how to do this automatically with the help of App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

What is WinZip?

WinZip is a utility for working with archive files. The app has gained worldwide popularity due to the fact that it was the first archiver with a graphical interface. Today, WinZip provides a big number of additional features for optimizing Mac. However, most users prefer to use other popular apps, WinRAR or the macOS built-in archiving utility, due to their simplicity. Keeping unused applications on Mac is useless, especially when you have a lack of free disk space. That is why you might need to uninstall WinZip from your Mac. Below, we will explain how to do this correctly.

How to uninstall WinZip from Mac manually

It is important to always quit applications before you start the removal process on Mac. Please carefully follow each step from this guide and don’t miss any to completely and safely uninstall WinZip from your Mac.

  1. Quit WinZip. You can do this right from the Dock panel. Right-click on the WinZip icon and select Quit.dock panel with winzip icon and option Quit
    If you see the Winzip icon in your toolbar, quit it from there.
    Quit Winzip app using menubar command
  2. Open the Applications folder in Finder and remove WinZip from there. Drag and drop the app’s icon into the Trash or use the context menu for this.
    Winzip in the Applications folder
    Now it’s time to find and remove the leftovers of WinZip on your Mac. Note that just moving the app into Trash is not enough to uninstall the app completely. The apps leave their service files in hidden system folders and you should clean up these traces. Ok, so how do you do this?
  3. Open the ~/Library folder. For this, click Go in the menu bar.
  4. Press Option and select Library from the drop-down menu.
  5. Go to Library

  6. Here in the Library folder find all of the files associated with WinZip and remove them. They have the “winzip” word in their names. Check the following subfolders for them:

    • ~Library/Application Support
    • ~Library/Saved Application State
    • ~Library/Caches
    • ~Library/Logs
    • ~Library/Preferences
    • ~Library/Containers
    • ~Library/Cookies

    Remove WinZip support files

  7. After the removal of all WinZip files, don’t forget to empty the Trash.

Another quick way to find all files and folders related to the WinZip Mac is using Funter – a free application that finds any file on Mac by name, including hidden files in system folders and files in the packages. Just type “winzip” in its search field and see the results.
Find and remove all file associated with Winzip
As you can see, some service files of applications can be stored in deep directories and it might not be so easy to find all of them. That’s why we recommend that you use App Cleaner & Uninstaller which automatically finds all of the support files of each application on Mac.

How to remove Winzip using App Cleaner & Uninstaller

We always suggest using App Cleaner & Uninstaller to uninstall any program on Mac. Firstly, it removes apps completely with all their service files. Secondly, you can uninstall any application just in a few clicks.

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. Select WinZip in the list of apps.
  3. Click the Remove button.
  4. Confirm WinZip uninstallation.

Winzip for Mac application with all service files selected in App Cleaner app
Even if you have already removed WinZip manually, you can check your Mac for its leftovers. For this, switch to the Remaining Files section from the sidebar and you will see there the list of all service files of already deleted applications.

Frequently asked questions about WinZip

What is the point of WinZip?
Can I use WinZip on a Mac?
Is WinZip safe?
How much does WinZip cost per year?
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