How To Uninstall Origin On Macbook

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Are you looking for a comprehensive guide on how to uninstall Origin from your Macbook? Look no further! Origin is an online gaming, digital distribution, and digital rights management platform developed by Electronic Arts. It is used to purchase and download games and other related media from Electronic Arts and its partners. However, if you’ve decided that it’s time to uninstall Origin from your Macbook, then this blog post will provide detailed instructions on how to do so.

To begin, you will need to locate the Origin.dmg file you downloaded. Once you have located this file, simply drag it to Trash. Furthermore, you should also check your Applications folder in Finder for the Origin launcher and send it to Trash as well. To make sure that everything has been removed correctly, right-click on the Trash Can icon and click Empty Trash. If necessary, redownload the Origin installer for Mac.

Once you have reinstalled the software, open a Finder window and click on your Home/User folder (the one with the house icon). From there open Library > Preferences > Cider Preferences folder and delete any files that have Transgaming in their name along with The Sims 3 Preferences folder if present.

The final step is moving the app itself to the Trash which can be done using one of three methods: drag the app to the Trash; select the app and choose File > Move to Trash from the menu bar or select the app and press Command-Delete on your keyboard.

Lastly, if all else fails then you can also uninstall Origin via Control Panel by following these simple steps: search for Control Panel in Spotlight Search; select View by: Category; click Uninstall a program; scroll down and right-click Origin; finally select Uninstall.

We hope this blog post was helpful in providing comprehensive instructions on how to uninstall Origin from your Macbook!

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Uninstalling The Sims From a Mac

To uninstall The Sims from your Mac, follow the steps below:
1. Open a Finder window and click on your Home/User folder (the one with the house icon).
2. Open the Library folder, then open the Preferences folder.
3. Look for any files that have Transgaming in their name, and delete them if you find any.
4. Delete the Cider Preferences folder, if it’s there.
5. Finally, delete The Sims 3 Preferences folder.
Once all these steps have been completed, The Sims should be successfully uninstalled from your Mac.

Uninstalling Apps on Mac

Uninstalling apps on Mac is easy. First, locate the app you want to uninstall in the Applications folder or Launchpad. Then, drag the app icon to the Trash, or right-click the app and select “Move to Trash” from the menu that appears. Finally, empty your Trash to permanently remove the app. To do this, right-click the Trash icon in your dock and select “Empty Trash”.

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Deleting Origin from a Mac

There may be several reasons why you can’t delete Origin from your Mac. Firstly, make sure that Origin is closed and not running in the background. If it is still running, then terminate the process by pressing Command+Alt+Esc and selecting Force Quit.

Secondly, check to see if there are any components of Origin still present in the Applications folder. If there are any remaining files, try moving them to Trash and then emptying them.

Thirdly, try to remove any service files related to the Origin app that might be located in the Library folder (~/Library/Application Support/Origin). It is possible that some of these files are protected by system permissions, so you may need to modify them before you can delete them.

Finally, if none of the above solutions work for you, then it is likely that a third-party application or malicious software has blocked access to Origin’s files and folders. In this case, we recommend using professional antivirus software or another security tool to scan your computer for potential threats and remove them from your system.

Unable to Uninstall Apps on Mac

Your Mac may not allow you to uninstall an app for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is that the app is still running in the background, even if it is not visible in the dock. In such cases, your Mac won’t allow you to delete the app until it stops or is closed. Another potential issue is that some apps are integrated into macOS, so deleting them could cause issues with system functionality or stability. Finally, some apps require additional permissions to be granted before they can be uninstalled. If these permissions have not been granted, then your Mac will not allow you to uninstall the app.

Unable to Uninstall Programs on Mac

There can be a few reasons why you may not be able to uninstall a program on your Mac. The most common reason is that the program might still be running in the background and you need to quit the application before you can delete it. To do this, press the Command + Option + Esc keys on your keyboard and select Force Quit Applications. Once the app is closed, open the Launchpad, hold down the Option key, and click the X icon to delete your stubborn app. Another reason why you may not be able to uninstall a program could be due to permissions issues or if there are files that are still associated with it. If this is the case, then you will need to manually delete these files in order for the program to be fully removed from your Mac.

Deleting an Origin Account: What to Expect

If you delete your Origin account, you will lose all progress in your games, any items you have bought in-game, and access to any subscription services on your account. Furthermore, if you decide to create a new Origin account on the same device, or another device, it will not be possible to recover any of the progress from your previous account.


In conclusion, Origin is an excellent gaming platform that allows gamers to access and play a wide variety of games from many different publishers. It is easy to install, quick to set up, and provides a secure environment for playing games. Plus, Origin’s user-friendly interface makes it easy for both experienced and novice gamers alike to find their favorite titles quickly and easily. With its vast selection of games, Origin is the perfect platform for anyone looking for an immersive gaming experience.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.