How to Properly Uninstall SoundFlower on Mac

Thinking about the correct way to uninstall SoundFlower? As a open source kernel extension for macOS platform, SoundFlower does not exist in the default /Applications folder, and that is why some Mac users may get lost how to remove this software when it is no longer needed. If you have the same question, and you happen to visit this page, read the removal tutorial to find the solution to this issue.

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Unlike other third party apps for Mac, SoundFlower can be uninstalled by the execution of the uninstall script contained in its installation package file. So if you still keep the file, just locate it and open it up. Have deleted the installation file? You can try to download the package again from some reliable software download sites. Anyhow, here we assume that you have the SoundFlower.dmg file on your Mac. And there are two parts you should finish for achieving a clean, complete uninstallation.

The first one thing, is to run the SoundFlower dedicated uninstall script file:

  • Double click to open up the SoundFlower installation package file on your Mac
  • Double click to execute the Uninstall SoundFlower.scpt file in the DMG file

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  • Click the Run/Play (triangle icon) button at the top of the window that pops up
  • When prompted that the uninstallation is done, close the window and reboot your Mac

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Don’t forget to save your works before the reboot. And after the reboot, SoundFlower should have disappeared from the list in the System Preferences > Sound pane.

Meanwhile, we notice that some users, who have got rid of the SoundFlower by this way, report that SoundFlower traces linger around the system. Why does Soundflower icon still exist even you have completed the uninstall? Apparently the script has not fully removed the files created by SoundFlowe in system.

So the second thing, is to remove SoundFlower kernel extensions in Finder:

  • In an active Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  • Type /Library in the box and hit Return key (or click Go button) to open it up

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  • Click Search in upper right corner, and type SoundFlower in the search box
  • Click ‘Library’, and then delete the files whose names contain SoundFlower
  • When prompted, enter your password and hit OK button to allow the deletion

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  • Repeat the process to detect and delete any SoundFlower components in ~/Library

After trashing SoundFlower traces in those two directories, reboot your Mac as well.

Now you should have deleted both the SoundFlower app and all its associated files on your Mac.

If you need to frequently uninstall apps, or you encounter uninstall issues and don’t know how to troubleshoot it, we suggest you to apply a professional uninstaller designed for macOS to solve the troubles as perfectly as possible. Continue reading for further assistance.

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  • Click the download button in the homepage of to get the app removal tool
  • Open up the DMG file and install the dedicated uninstall tool on your Mac


  • Launch this tool, and click the Register button to complete the registration
  • Select the target app in the interface of the tool and click Run Analysis button

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  • Click Complete Uninstall button, and click Yes in the pop-up dialog box
  • Once the removal is complete, click Back to Interface to re-scan your Mac

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