Chapter 8. Removing Power Manager

Before Power Manager can be used, it must be installed on your Mac. Installation is required because Power Manager works closely with Mac OS X, and to achieve this we need to place files in various locations outside of your home folder.

Removing, or uninstalling, Power Manager is a little different from other application only products. Even though the process is slightly different, removing Power Manager remains simple thanks to an included removal tool called Remove Power Manager.

[Note] Avoiding Problems

Do not use third party tools to remove Power Manager, and do not attempt to find and remove all the files by hand. Both approaches are prone to mistakes and leaving files behind. The only sure way of removing Power Manager is with the included removal tool.

Power Manager can be left uninstalled in your Applications folder. Only if the scheduler is installed will any scheduling occur.

Having Power Manager available, but not performing scheduling duties, is designed where access to pmctl, documentation, or other aspects of Power Manager are needed.

Procedure 8.1. Removing Power Manager's Scheduler

  1. Launch Power Manager.

  2. Select the menu item: Scheduler > Remove Scheduler….

  • Power Manager status menu > (Control) Remove Power Manager…

  • /Library/Application Support/Power Manager/Remove Power Manager

Procedure 8.2. Removing Everything

If you want to remove all of Power Manager, including the scheduler and application. The best approach is to remove the scheduler and then drag the application to the Trash in the Finder.

Alternatively, you can use the included Remove Power Manager. This application will remove Power Manager entirely from your Mac.

The Remove Power Manager tool is included with all Mac OS X distributions of Power Manager. It is installed as part of the scheduler. If the scheduler is installed, the tool will be present. Remove Power Manager can be launched through the status menu bar or directly from the Finder:

  1. Launch /Library/Application Support/Power Manager/Remove Power Manager

  2. Follow the steps to confirm and entirely remove Power Manager.

Remove Power Manager’s Steps

The Remove Power Manager tool mirrors the installation process. A series of steps are presented that will walk you through the process and ensure you have the appropriate administrator privileges to continue.

Welcome

The Welcome step provides an opportunity to send us comments and feedback about your experience using Power Manager[3]. Your feedback is appreciated and helps us improve future versions. Please note that anonymous comments are supported but generally carry less weight than comments associated with a real person.

If you want to be e-mailed when a new version of Power Manager is available, be sure to include your e-mail address. Any information sent to us is protected by our privacy policy[4] and by the UK Data Protection Act.

If you do not wish to send any feedback or be kept informed of updates, disable (uncheck) both of the checkboxes before continuing.

Authentication

Before you can remove Power Manager, you will need to demonstrate that you have administrator privileges. This is done by asking you for an administrator user name and password. In most cases, this will you be your normal user name and password.

By entering your administrator details, you are authorising the Remove Power Manager tool to remove all Power Manager installed files from your Mac.

Removal

Before removing, the Power Manager Removal tool will confirm you are sure.

The Removal step performs the tidying up and removal of Power Manager files from your Mac. This step will take a minute or two.

Conclusion

After the removal has finished. The Conclusion step is displayed. If all went well, you should now restart your Mac. After restarting your Mac will no longer be running Power Manager.


[3] You can contact us anytime with your feedback, at .

[4] DssW’s privacy policy is available at https://www.dssw.co.uk/readme/