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Os X: Can't Delete Bittorrent Sync.app

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I am trying to uninstall BitTorrent Sync. When I drag the BitTorrent Sync.app file to the trash I get the following error:

 

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I have of course clicked Quit on BitTorrent Sync and it closed the app properly.

 

This is a bit of a problem obviously and to be honest I have never had that problem with any other OS X app.

 

I am also of the opinion that any software that writes folders somewhere else should have a proper uninstaller. There is a folder in Library > Application Support which contains journal files, logs, etc. which would just stay there for no reason.

 

Also it seems like it doesn't close all processes when you quit the application.

 

How can I delete BitTorrent Sync (without restarting - this is on a Server that cant be restarted easily)?

 

Please make a proper installer and uninstaller for BTSync. You know its the right thing to do ;)

 

Running OS X 10.10.5 and BitTorrent Sync 2.2.1

 

Thanks, Armin.

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@RomanZ

 

Ok, that seems like it would solve it. Still think it would be nice to have an uninstaller, which also deletes the data in Application Support. In many cases there might be a problem, which would be solved by uninstalling and installing again. Not being able to uninstall will need extra support to inform people of how to remove extensions and application support data manually, which is in a hidden folder. Sure, a lot of people that will be using BitTorrent Sync will be somewhat tech savvy, but some might not. 

 

I think it would be the right thing to do to not leave so much junk in system folders if someone decides to stop using BitTorrent Sync.

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