How to Uninstall Steam on Mac

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If you’re a Mac user looing to uninstall Steam from your computer, you’ve come to the right place. Uninstalling Steam on a Mac is simple and straightforward, but it does require a few steps. To help guide you through the process, we’ve put together this blog post with step-by-step instructions on how to successfully uninstall Steam on your Mac.

Before you begin uninstalling Steam, make sure that all games are closed so that no data is lost duing removal.

Step 1: Open Finder and select Go ? Applications from the menu bar.

Step 2: Select Steam from the list of applications.

Step 3: Right-click on the Steam icon and select Move to Trash from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Enter your password when prompted and click OK to confirm deletion of Steam.

Step 5: Empty your Trash bin by selecting Finder ? Empty Trash from the menu bar. This will delete all files assciated with Steam, including game data and settings stored on your hard drive.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled Steam from your Mac computer. It’s important to note that some residual data may remain after removing an application, so it’s recommended that you restart your computer after uninstalling any program for best results.

We hope this blog post has helped clear up any confusion you had about uninstalling Steam on a Mac computer. If you have any further questions, plese feel free to contact us via our website or social media channels and we’ll be happy to assist you further!

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Completely Uninstalling Steam

To completely uninstall Steam, you must first delete all of its files and folders. To do this, navigate to the Steam installation directory (usually located in C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam for 64-bit systems) and delete all of the folders and files within it.

Next, open your registry editor by searching for “regedit” from the Start menu. For 32-bit operating systems, in the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Valve\ and right-click on Steam and select Delete. For 64-bit operating systems, in the left-hand column of your registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Valve\Steam and right-click on Steam and select Delete.

Once all of these steps have been completed, you will have completely uninstalled Steam from your computer.

Why Is It Not Possible to Delete Steam Games on Mac Computers?

Unfortunately, you cannot delete Steam games on your Mac as easily as you can on other platforms. This is because the Steam application stores game files in a hidden folder called “Application Support,” which is not accessible through the Finder. To properly delete Steam games on your Mac, you’ll need to navigate to this folder and manually delete the game files from there.

Uninstalling Programs on a Mac

To uninstall an app from your Mac, first press and hold the Option (?) key. This will cause all of your apps to start jiggling. Once this happens, click on the Delete button that appears next to the app you wish to uninstall. Then confirm by clicking Delete again. If you don’t see any Delete buttons, it’s likely because the app didn’t come from the App Store or is required by your Mac. In these cases, you won’t be able to uninstall it.

Uninstalling Games on Mac

Uninstalling games on your Mac is a simple process. First, open the Finder and locate the game you want to uninstall. Then, drag the game icon to the Trash, or use the File menu and select Move to Trash. If you are asked for a user name and password, enter the name and password of an administrator account on your Mac. Finally, to delete the game completely, choose Finder > Empty Trash. Remember that some games may have assoiated files or folders stored in other locations on your computer; it is important to check for these and delete them as well if you wish to completely remove the game from your Mac.

Unable to Uninstall Apps on Mac

There may be a few reasons why you are unable to uninstall an app on your Mac. The most common is that the app is sill running in the background. If this is the case, you’ll need to close the app before attempting to uninstall it. You can do this by right-clicking on the app’s icon in your Dock and selecting Quit, or accessing Activity Monitor (in Applications > Utilities) and force quitting the app there.

You may also encounter trouble if you don’t have sufficient permissions to delete the app. To check this, try right-clicking on the app icon and selecting Get Info. Look for locked items and unlock them if necessary.

Finally, some apps may not appear in your Applications folder but instead are stored within other folders such as System Preferences. If you’re unable to find an app you want to delete, use Spotlight Search to locate it and then delete it from there.

Uninstalling Programs from the Mac Command Line

To uninstall a program from Mac command line, you will need to use the ‘sudo uninstall’ command. To begin, open Terminal from the Applications > Utilities folder. Then type ‘sudo uninstall file://’ into the command line and drag the icon of the app that you wish to uninstall into the Terminal window — this will automatically paste itself. Once you press enter, the program will be uninstalled from your Mac. Please note that using sudo commands requires administrator privileges, so you may be asked to enter your password duing this process.

Does Deleting Steam Affect My Games?

No, deleting Steam will not delete your games. While uninstalling Steam from your PC will remove the program along with all your games, downloadable content, and save files, you can make a backup of the games content before uninstalling. This will allow you to keep the games even after you have deleted Steam from your system.

Reinstalling Steam Without Losing Games

Yes, you can uninstall and reinstall Steam without losing your games. Before uninstalling, you should move the games that are stored in your default steamapps directory to another location. Once this is done, it’s safe to go ahead and uninstall Steam. After you’ve reinstalled it, go to the “Add Library Folder” option under Steam’s Settings menu and add the same game directory as before. All of your games will reappear in your library.

Uninstalling Steam Without Deleting Games

To uninstall Steam without deleting your games, you need to open the Steam folder. This is usually located in your Program Files (x86) directory. Inside the Steam folder, delete all files and folders except for the Steam.exe and the steamapps folder. The steamapps folder contains all your games, so make sure not to delete it. After that is done, start the Steam.exe and Steam will rebuild itself as if you just installed it for the first time. Your games will stil be present in your library.


Uninstalling Steam from a Mac is a straightforward process that requires just a few steps. First, open the Finder, go to the Applications folder, and locate the Steam app. Right-click on it and select Move to Trash. Then open the Trash folder and empty the trash to permanently delete Steam from your Mac. Finally, you should also head over to Library/Application Support and delete any Steam related files that may still be lingering there. Following these steps will help ensure that all Steam related files are removed from your Mac, thus freeing up valuable storage space.

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Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.