2 Ways to Completely Uninstall Minecraft on Mac

Sarahi Johns
Last updated: Jun 28, 2023
Summary: We will walk you through how to completely uninstall Minecraft on Mac in two ways.

Minecraft is a sandbox-style game developed by Mojang. It provides players with all the tools they need to build a vast virtual world. While it is easy to install it on your Mac, it is a bit complicated to uninstall it. If you are tired of it and want to remove it from your Mac, read on this blog, and we will introduce you two ways to do so.

2 Ways to Completely Uninstall Minecraft on Mac

How to Delete Minecraft Account on Mac

There are two ways to create a Minecraft account, using a Mojang account or a Microsoft account. Deleting your Minecraft account will remove all your data with Minecraft.

If you are using a Mojang account to play Minecraft, follow these steps to delete your account.

  1. Go to Mojang.com and log in to your Mojang account.
  2. Click on your account in the top right corner and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down your screen to the bottom and click on the "Learn how" link.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to fill in your information and then click Request to delete your account.
  5. You will receive an email from Mojang. Click the deactivate link in the email to complete the deletion process.
    If you use a Microsoft account to play Minecraft, you can go to Microsoft to close your account. Before that, we strongly recommend you to read this article carefully.

How to Uninstall Minecraft on Mac: The Manual Way

Want to uninstall Minecraft on Mac manually? Follow the steps below:

  1. Quit Minecraft

    If Minecraft is still running in the background, don't forget to quit it.

  2. Uninstall Minecraft App

    Open Finder and click Applications in the sidebar. In the Application folder, find the icon of Minecraft and drag it to the Trash.

Manually Uninstall Minecraft on Mac with Finder
  1. Delete Minecraft Related Files

    You also need to delete the residual files of Minecraft. They are usually stored in the following folders. All you need to do is to go over each folder and delete all the files with minecraft in their names.

    • ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
    • ~/Library/Caches
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State
    • ~/Library/Preferences
Remove Minecraft Realted Files on Mac
  1. Empty your Trash

    Control-click the Trash icon in the dock and choose Empty Trash.

How to Uninstall Minecraft on Mac: The Easy Way

As you can see, the manual way is tedious and time-consuming. To quickly remove Minecraft from Mac, you can use BuhoCleaner, a simple and easy-to-use Mac app uninstaller. It allows you to remove Minecraft and all its related files in one click.

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Here's what you need to do:

  1. Download, install and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click App Uninstall in the sidebar and you will find all the apps installed on your Mac.
  3. Find Minecraft, check the box next to it, and click the Remove button.
    Uninstall Minecraft with BuhoCleaner


Now you know how to uninstall Minecraft on Mac completely. Now go ahead and choose a way you like to get rid of Minecraft.

By the way, BuhoCleaner is beyond an app remover. It is also a handy Mac cleaner that can clear system junks, delete large and duplicate files, and free up memory space. It is worth a try.

Sarahi Johns

I'm Sarahi Johns, a tech enthusiast with a deep passion for all things iPhone, iPad and Mac. With expertise in crafting engaging tech content, I've authored numerous articles in the past 10 years, making me a trusted source for Apple enthusiasts.