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I downloaded this program from CourseSmart. I logged into it and told it to remember me. The problem is that I used the wrong account. I can't find a way to log out so that I can log in with a different account. I tried moving the program to the trash and reinstalling it. This didn't work though, because when I moved the program back into the Applications folder somehow it still remembered my old account. How can I uninstall this so that when I install it again it doesn't remember my account?

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Mac OS X is a multi-user system. Application preferences are never* stored in the application bundle. Application Preferences are stored somewhere in a user's ~/Library/.


Check to see if there is a file in ~/Library/Preferences whose name starts with com.coursesmart.. If there is, delete it. Other possibilities are a folder CourseSmart or a folder with the same name as the application in ~/Library/Application Support. Delete everything you find.

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Another possibility is to launch the application, maybe even change one or two settings, and quit. Then order ~/Library/Preferences by modification date. The preferences file of the application is most likely near the very top. – Daniel Beck Feb 18 '11 at 12:35
    
I found a file with coursesmart in the filename in ~/Library/Preferences and deleted it. All it did was cause the program to redisplay some confirmation dialog on startup. However, after the program was started, it still remembered my account. – tony_sid Feb 19 '11 at 5:43
    
@OSX Another option is a keychain entry (like Safari stored passwords, or mail accounts). Open /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access and look for something related to CourseSmart there (perhaps order by date). If you find nothing, use fseventer or the command-line application fs_usage to find out which files are accessed or perhaps modified when launching/quitting this application. Remove all of them that are within your home folder and look like they are connected to this program. – Daniel Beck Feb 19 '11 at 6:06
    
@OSXJedi Anything new? Topic was pushed to front by Community. – Daniel Beck Mar 24 '11 at 5:14
    
Wasn't able to uninstall it. I just installed it in Windows running in a virtual machine and use it there. It would be nice to just be able to run it in OSX though. I would like to think that OSX is better than Windows, but this is one example where it isn't. How did the question get pushed to the front? – tony_sid Mar 24 '11 at 7:11

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