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How to uninstall IBM SPSS Statistics on Mac

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Question

You are using any version of IBM SPSS Statistics for Mac and you are not sure know how to uninstall the version because it doesn't appear to be an uninstaller in the package.

Answer

Since IBM Statistics 19 you can drag the installation folder to the Trash to uninstall.

Please, perform the following uninstall procedure for the supported versions:

*** Uninstalling IBM SPSS Statistics 23, 22 and 21 ***
(for version 21 or 22 replace 23 with 21 for the folder and file names)

1. Drag the installation folder to the Trash.
By default, this is /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/23

2. In your Home folder, browse to Library/Preferences.

3. Drag com.ibm.spss.plist to the Trash.
Note that this file is used by IBM SPSS Statistics, IBM SPSS Statistics Student Version, and IBM SPSS Smartreader. If any of these applications are still installed, you should not remove this file.

4. In your Home folder, drag Library/Application Support/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/22/Eclipse/ to the Trash.

5. If desired, remove any custom dialogs that you installed by dragging them to the Trash from
/Library/Application Support/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/23/CustomDialogs/.

6. If desired, remove any extension commands that you installed by dragging them to the Trash from
/Library/Application Support/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/23/extensions/.

7. Empty the Trash.


*** Uninstalling IBM SPSS Statistics 20 ***


1. Drag the installation folder to the Trash. By default, this is: /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/20.

2. In your Home folder, browse to Library/Preferences.

3. Drag com.ibm.spss.plist to the Trash.
Note that this file is used by IBM SPSS Statistics, IBM SPSS Statistics Student Version, and IBM SPSS Smartreader. If any of these applications are still installed, you should not remove this file.

4. In Finder, press Shift+Command+G to go to a folder.

5. Type ~/.eclipse and click Go.

6. Drag "com.ibm.spss.statistics.help_20" folder to the Trash.

7. If desired, remove any custom dialogs that you installed by dragging them to the Trash from /Library/Application Support/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/20/CustomDialogs/

8. Empty the Trash.

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Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics
Statistics Desktop

Software version: 19.0, 20.0, 21.0, 22.0, 23.0

Operating system(s): iOS

Software edition: Premium, Professional, Standard

Reference #: 1698554

Modified date: 05 March 2015


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