4 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2015 12:00 PM by BeatriceBeaubien

    Removing Preview software

    DavidZakary

      Now that FM14 is official, those of us that had the Preview installed need to remove it cleanly. Is there a recommended way to remove FM14 Preview?

       

      The Preview installer doesn't have an "uninstall" option.

        • 1. Re: Removing Preview software
          steveromig

          David Zakary wrote:

           

          Now that FM14 is official, those of us that had the Preview installed need to remove it cleanly. Is there a recommended way to remove FM14 Preview?

           

          The Preview installer doesn't have an "uninstall" option.

           

          Windows users can just use the uninstall option that is found in the Control Panel.

           

          OS X users can do what they normally do - trash the application.  I am on the fence about the preferences file - that one is up to you but is not necessary unless you encounter weird things.  Keep in mind that trashing your preferences file will also affect FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Pro 13 too - hence my hesitation to suggest that you trash it.

           

          Steve Romig

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Removing Preview software
            DavidZakary

            Thanks Steve. Forgot to mention OS X.

            • 3. Re: Removing Preview software
              wimdecorte

              I use AppCleaner.  Keep in mind that some plists are shared with 13 (like anything in your fav hosts and your Watch tab in the data viewer).  If you want to keep those, then uncheck it in AppCleaner before deleting.

              • 4. Re: Removing Preview software
                BeatriceBeaubien

                Hi David,

                 

                I install all preview or beta software on sparse images in OS X, to keep them away from my Applications Directory.

                 

                I can then just delete the image when appropriate.

                 

                Best wishes,

                 

                Beatrice Beaubien, PhD

                i2eye, Toronto, Canada

                 

                FileMaker Business Alliance

                FileMaker 13 Certified Developer

                Knowledge Translation Certified Professional

                 

                On May 12, 2015, at 10:18, DavidZakary <noreply@filemaker.com> wrote

                 

                                          

                Removing Preview software

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                Now that FM14 is official, those of us that had the Preview installed need to remove it cleanly. Is there a recommended way to remove FM14 Preview?

                 

                 

                The Preview installer doesn't have an "uninstall" option.