How can I uninstall iTerm from my Mac? I searched a lot on the Internet but I didn't find any helpful Informations. I want to mention too that I installed iTerm without using Homebrew.


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You need to provide more information on your issue. As Tetsujin linked, you can simply go to /Applications and move the iTerm app to the trash (see HERE). This is how you uninstall all macOS applications (unless you are using Homebrew). Any internet search can show you this step by step.

Now, I am guessing that you want to also uninstall all the hidden files that iTerm creates on your computer. I would recommend taking a look at this tread which shows some other hidden file locations:

    caches files in ~Library/Caches
    preferences files in ~Library/Preferences
    log files in ~Library/Logs
    Other files in
        ~Library/Address Book Plug-Ins
        ~Library/Saved Application State

You could manually delete iTerm's folders within these one at a time. Just be sure not to accidentally delete anything important to another application.

Now, you mentioned that you didn't install using Homebrew. I think you can still uninstall an application with Homebrew even if you didn't use Homebrew to install it. Usually using Brew you could just run:

brew uninstall --force iterm

You can add --zap to get rid of hidden files in the ~/Library folder:

brew uninstall --force --zap iterm

If you don't have Homebrew, you can always go to the website. Search iTerm and select cask code. Then delete the files under zap trash from your computer after you've moved the iTerm application to the trash.

zap trash: [
    "~/Library/Application Support/iTerm",
    "~/Library/Application Support/iTerm2",
    "~/Library/Application Support/com.apple.sharedfilelist/com.apple.LSSharedFileList.ApplicationRecentDocuments/com.googlecode.iterm2.sfl*",
    "~/Library/Saved Application State/com.googlecode.iterm2.savedState",
  • Thanks for your help!
    – user1233709
    Sep 7, 2021 at 18:33

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