How to Entirely Remove Airfoil on Your Mac

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Can’t uninstall Airfoil for Mac? Why error message pops up to stop the uninstall? How to entirely remove Airfoil from hidden system folders? If you happen to visit this page, looking for the answers to these questions, you have came to the right place.

Recommended way to uninstall Airfoil all at once

To start with, let’s experience a smooth uninstall process assisted by a professional tool. You can carry out a thorough removal of Airfoil by following these simple steps:

1.Download the app removal tool in the homepage, and install it on your Mac
2.Launch the tool, click Register button and follow prompts to finish the activation
3.Click Airfoil in the interface, and click Run Analysis button to start scanning

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4.Click the Complete Uninstall button, and then choose Yes in the pop-up window
5.Once the uninstall completes, click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac

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The app removal tool – Osx Uninstaller – is a lightweight yet powerful application that could help you get rid of all the components of unneeded Mac apps in a few blinks.

Note that if Airfoil is currently running, make sure to quit it before launching Osx Uninstaller to perform the removal. To do so, right click its icon in Dock and choose Quit. If the icon remains, right click on it and choose Options > Remove from Dock.

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Conventional steps to remove Airfoil and its leftover

Don’t want to download the app removal tool? You still can perform a clean uninstall of Airfoil but may take a little more time to finish the job. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Delete Airfoil in Applications folder

Like other third party apps, Airfoil can be uninstalled by a simple deletion act.

Open the Finder and head to the Applications folder from sidebar or Go menu
Drag Airfoil to the Trash in Dock and drop it there (or select it and press Cmd + Del)

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Currently the app has been thrown into Trash, but to truly uninstall it you still need to delete it again in the Trash. Well, you can finish this part at the end of the process.

Step 2. Remove Airfoil components in (~)/Library

Here are the instructions you should follow to detect and delete Airfoil leftovers:

  • Open the Finder, click Go from the Menu Bar, and select Go to Folder
  • Type the path of the current user’s Library Folder: /Library, and hit Enter key
  • Type Airfoil (or its vendor’s name) in the Search Bar, and click on Library below
  • Control-select the matched items, right click on them and choose Move to Trash
  • Meanwhile, locate and delete the associated items in the folder ~/Library

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Now you should have deleted Airfoil-related files and folder into Trash. The last step is to get rid of the app and its components once and all. Go ahead to finish the job.

Step 3. Empty Trash to permanently delete Airfoil

To empty the Trash, you can click the Finder menu and choose Empty Trash option. When you are asked if you want to permanently erase the items in the Trash, click Empty Trash button to execute the act. Alternatively, you can try this way:

  • Right click on the Trash icon in the dock and choose Empty Trash
  • Click Empty Trash button in the pop-up window to confirm the act


Warning: the act of emptying the Trash is irrevocable, and everything in the Trash will be deleted immediately. If there are other items staying in the Trash, check if they are still needed or not. If so, you can only delete Airfoil-related items in the Trash.

Question: why to remove Airfoil leftovers in the system?

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Many Mac beginners have no clue how to thoroughly remove unwanted applications from the system, thinking that it is enough to delete the app in Applications folder. Actually, deleting an app from Applications folder does not truly remove all its traces and may trigger problems. We have viewed some reports mentioning that incompatible Airfoil files causes the disability of third party speakers on Macs. In other cases, users may encounter problems when trying to install an update for Airfoil. That could be caused by some Airfoil components stored in the ~/Library folder. To fix this issue, you may consider to perform a clean uninstall of Airfoil, thus to get rid of the problematic files of Airfoil, and then re-install Airfoil on your Mac.


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