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Remove every trace of a program by reinstalling it
Authored by: joab on Jul 09, '08 07:59:31AM

If the program is delivered in a .pkg you can also press cmd+i to show all files that will be installed.



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Remove every trace of a program by reinstalling it
Authored by: corienti on Jul 09, '08 08:29:47AM

But that won't let you know about files the app creates when it first runs...

This is a good tip; I've used this precise technique myself in the past on sneaky apps.



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Remove every trace of a program by reinstalling it
Authored by: Black on Jul 09, '08 08:43:40AM

Really? I've never seen any evidence that Cmd+i lists the files that are going to be installed, and it certainly doesn't for any of the .pkg files that I have lying around. What packages have you seen this work for and where in the info panel does it appear?



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Remove every trace of a program by reinstalling it
Authored by: fracai on Jul 09, '08 08:47:47AM

I assume this is another way to bring up the "File Install" list available from within the Package Installer.

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Remove every trace of a program by reinstalling it
Authored by: corienti on Jul 09, '08 09:21:00AM

In Installer.app, command-I (or File -> Show Files) brings up a tree-style of files that will be installed. It only works for .pkg or .mpkg installations.

However, that naturally can't show you files that the app creates the first time you start it.

Incidentally, my comment about this being a good hint was referring to the original hint, using fseventer - not the Cmd-I way.




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