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Thoroughly uninstalling Final Draft from a Mac

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Thoroughly uninstalling Final Draft from a Mac

Answer
  1. If possible, deactivate Final Draft: Open the program and go to Help > Deactivate > Yes.
  2. Quit the program (Command + Q);.
  3. Go to the Applications folder and drag the Final Draft icon to the Trash.
  4. Delete the Final Draft preferences:
    1. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal;
    2. Type defaults delete com.finaldraft.finaldraft.v11  / .v10 / .v9 <enter only the version number you have>
    3. Press Return on the keyboard;
    4. Quit Terminal.
  5. Delete the Spell-check:
    1. Click onto the Desktop to bring up the Mac Finder menu;
    2. Hold down the Option key and choose Go;
    3. Choose Library > Application Support > Final Draft > Final Draft 11 / 10 / 9 and drag the Spell-check to the Trash. The Spell-Check will be identified with the name of the language. Example: English (United States). DO NOT DELETE THE BACKUP FOLDER.
  6. Empty the Trash: Finder > Empty Trash.
  7. Download and install Final Draft again. The Final Draft installers are HERE.

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Views: 21455 Created on: Jan 13, 2014
Date Updated: Sep 14, 2018
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