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Soundflower mac os как удалить

Uninstall Soundflowerbed from Mac

Soundflowerbed is an application for Mac, designed to create a virtual audio output or input device. If you need to uninstall Soundflowerbed from your Mac, follow this article. We will share two methods on how to do it correctly.

Remove Soundflowerbed manually

  1. First of all, you have to quit Soundflowerbed. Make a right click on Soundflowerbed and select Quit Soundflowerbed.

Then go to: Macintosh Hd > private > var > db > receipts
Found there all files that contain soundflowerbedin their names and delete them.

  • Reboot your Mac and Soundflowerbed will be uninstalled completely from your Mac.
  • Uninstall Soundflowerbed using App Cleaner

    App Cleaner & Uninstaller is an advanced tool for program removal that allows you to remove an app completely with all its service files in several clicks.

    1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
    2. Select Soundflowerbed from the list of scanned apps.
    3. Click to remove Soundflowerbed.

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    Can’t Remove SoundFlower for Mac? Find Solutions Here

    “How can I uninstall SoundFlower from my Mac? I installed SoundFlower but it did not work properly, and now I am considering to remove it and restore my sound settings. What confuses me is that the app does not show up in the Applications folder, so I have no idea how to get rid of it and clear up all the traces it creates on my Mac.”

    Software information : SoundFlower is a free, open-sources kernel extension designed for macOS to create a virtual audio output/input device and to allow applications to pass audio to other applications. Once installed, it will appear as a selection in the System Preferences > Sound pane. Therefore, it cannot be uninstalled by the conventional means (deleting software from the Applications folder). So how?

    In this post we will share the feasible methods of uninstalling SoundFlower for Mac.

    Conventional steps to uninstall apps on Mac

    Generally speaking, most third party apps can be easily uninstalled by the deletion in both Applications folder and Trash. Here are the regular steps to uninstall an app:

    • Open up Finder and head to the Applications folder from the sidebar or Go menu
    • Locate the app you want to uninstall, right click on it and choose Move to Trash

    Once you thrown the unwanted app into Trash, you can choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu to delete all the items in Trash, but note that it is an irrevocable act and will remove all items there. If there are other items staying in the Trash, we suggest you to delete the target app individually, without touching other unrelated items.

    • Open Trash, right click the target app, and choose Delete Immediately
    • Click Delete button in the pop-up window to execute the true removal of the app

    See? The process is rather intuitive and easy. If you cannot trash the app, make sure it is no in use. To shut down the active app, right click on its icon in Dock or Menu Bar, and choose Quit (or further, launch Activity Monitor to detect background processes).

    Proper method to remove SoundFlower (via package)

    You may have noticed that, there is a file labeled Uninstall SoundFlower.scpt in the SoundFlower installation package. That’s how you can remove this app correctly.

    • Double click to open up the SoundFlower installation package file (if you have deleted it after the installation, try to download the file again from the Internet)
    • Double click to run the Uninstall SoundFlower.scpt file in the DMG file

    • Click the Run (triangle icon) button at the top of the window that pops up

    After that, the uninstall script will be executed. When you are prompted that it is done, SoundFlower should have been remove, and you can reboot your Mac if necessary.

    Extra steps to remove SoundFlower traces (in /Library)

    SoundFlower still sits there after the reboot? If it is installed used by other applications, the SoundFlower.kext extension may remain in your system folder. How to wipe out SoundFlower leftovers after the uninstall? You can use Finder’s Search feature to detect any SoundFlower leftover hidden in your system directories.

    • 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

    • 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

    After trashing SoundFlower leftovers in Library, don’t forget to reboot your Mac. And you should no longer see SoundFlower appear in the Sound pane or the menu bar.

    Running the uninstall script and deleting the .kext files could help solve most uninstall issues you encounter when trying to get rid of SoundFlower. If you still have trouble in completing the manual removal, you are welcomed to contact us for assistance.

    Learn a quick way to get rid of Mac apps!

    Feel troublesome to finish the manual deletion? What is the better way to carry out a clean uninstall? A quick way to solve uninstall issues is to use a professional and reliable uninstall tool. As a lightweight utility, Osx Uninstaller could help you remove any unneeded, problematic or stubborn applications through a streamlined interface.

    “Osx Uninstaller – a lightweight, reliable removal utility designed for every Mac user”

    First of all, click the button below to download and install Osx Uninstaller on your Mac. Then launch this tool, and click the Register button to complete the registration.

    After that, follow three simple steps below to remove any unneeded app for Mac:

    1. Select the target app in the list and click the Run Analysis button

    • Click the 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

    Now all the components of the target app should have been totally removed from your system. The whole process is super fast and incredibly easy to complete. If you are tired of repeating the same manual uninstall steps and looking for a better alternative way to deal with various app removal task, try Osx Uninstaller from now on.


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    Uninstalling Soundflower Updated April 20, 2020 04:22

    Uninstall via the app

    1. Please see this article re Soundflower & El Capitan. It has uninstall instructions from within the app.

    Uninstall Soundflower via Package

      1. The first step is to Download version Soundflower 1.6.6b.
      2. Find the installer DMG. It’s probably in your Downloads folder.
      3. Open up the downloaded DMG file, and run the script highlighted below.
      4. Press the play button at the top of the window. Doing so executes the script and removes the existing driver.
      5. Reboot [seriously!] – This part is important! To ensure that the driver is unloaded correctly, you do need to reboot. Failing to do this part can result in update / installation / general weirdness ™.

    Driver Still There?

    If when you reboot (you did reboot, right?) you find that Soundflower is still there, check that it isn’t installed in another location as well (thanks for Hauke Norman for this tip).

    1. Is Soundflower.kext in /Library/Extensions?
    2. What about SoundflowerSigned.kext?
    3. Is it *anywhere at all*? From Terminal, type “mdfind -name Soundflower.kext” (without the quotes) . If you get any files, these need to be removed for the driver to be uninstalled.
      1. or; “mdfind -name SoundflowerSigned.kext” (without the quotes)
    4. If so, delete it
    5. Reboot

    Deleting the driver from a SIP protected folder

    From 10.11 onwards, macOS protects certain folders. You may not be able to ‘rm’ the kext from terminal. Here’s another idea from Keith, if you’ve a couple of macs:

    • Start the offending machine in Target Disk Mode (https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=target+disk+mode&oq=Target+Disk+Mode)
    • Access it from another machine, delete the offending kext.

    System Integrity Protection

    If you previously installed Soundflower on an older version of OS X you may encounter a message saying “The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.” In this case you will need to disable System Integrity Protection and remove /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext (and then re-enable System Integrity Protection). If you don’t know what this means, get a tech-savvy friend to do it for you.


    I followed the instructions and Soundflower is still an option for Airplay.

    Did you also reboot?

    I have followed the instructions, rebooted, and deleted the audio plist files in /Library/Preferences.

    Sound flower files are nowhere to be found on my computer, but it still shows up in my Sound Preferences and Audio Midi Setup.

    How do I get rid of these options in the drop down list?

    Can you please send this to support@shinywhitebox.com and I can help you from there

    Adam, do you have something like SplashTop Streamer installed? If I recall, it uses SoundFlower for audio over VNC.

    Adam, if you find out what it was that caused the issue, let us know. It’d be useful to document this article with it.

    How do you reboot i am just asking

    Just to make this clear, when you double click on the Uninstall Soundflower script, a dialog box opens up. MAKE SURE you press the Play icon on the top of this window to run the script. I made the mistake of assuming that merely opening that window uninstalled Soundflower. It will ask for administrator’s password, before running the uninstall. Worked like a charm for me!

    The above procedure did not work for me, I could still see Soundflower in System Preferences / Sound, Output tab.

    Scanning my hard drive I’ve found that I’ve used a different installer, “Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg”. I’ve found it on GitHub, link https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases, under the subhead Downloads – “Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg”. The Uninstall scrip is:
    on run
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext” with administrator privileges
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext” with administrator privileges
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Soundflower*” with administrator privileges
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/com.cycling74.soundflower.*” with administrator privileges
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /Applications/Soundflower” with administrator privileges
    end run

    You can see the extra line compared to the Uninstaller for Soundflower 1.6.6b:
    do shell script “sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext” with administrator privileges

    So *after* following Neil Clayton instructions above, if you’re still seeing Sunflower in System Preferences / Sound, Output tab, try executing the above command on it own:
    – Open Terminal app
    – type in: sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext
    – type your password when prompted.

    Example session dump:
    Last login: Sun Dec 4 10:07:59 on console

    mihail$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext

    Mihail’s advies to Open Terminal app
    – type in: sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext
    – type your password when prompted.

    FINALLY fixed this issue. At last. Many thanks indeed

    Ditto. Mihail’s solution was the only one that worked for me. I tried everything above that to no avail. Soundflower.kext was not appearing in my ‘extensions’ folder in Finder, though the “mdfind -name Soundflower.kext” command (shown above) showed it was there.

    In High Sierra I can’t remove it:

    rob@Robs-MBP:/Users/rob> sudo rm -rf `mdfind -name Soundflower.kext`
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/_CodeSignature/CodeResources: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/_CodeSignature: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/MacOS/Soundflower: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/MacOS: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/Info.plist: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext: Operation not permitted

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