How to Uninstall Steam and Steam Games on Mac [Step-By-Step]

Robert Xiao
Last updated: Jun 4, 2024
Summary: If you're looking for ways to uninstall Steam and Steam games on your Mac, you've just come to the right place. In the article, we'll introduce you to how to completely remove Steam and downloaded Steam games from your Mac.

Steam claims to be the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games. It has over 30,000 AAA, indie, and in-between games. While the games on Steam are diverse and feature-rich, they also have one major drawback: they are storage hogging.

If your Mac is running out of storage space and want to quicky free up more disk space, the most straightforward way is to uninstall Steam or its games.

Keep reading, and we'll tell you how to remove Steam and Steam games from your Mac safely and pemanently.

Uninstall Steam and Steam Games on Mac [Step-By-Step Guide]

How to Manually Uninstall Steam and Steam Games on Mac

If you no longer need Steam or any Steam games, follow the steps below to delete it completely from your Mac.

  1. Quit Steam and all its processes with Activity Monitor.
    Quit Steam on Mac with Activity Monitor
  2. Open Finder > Applications.
  3. Locate the Steam application or the Steam games you want to uninstall, then drag them to the Trash.
    Manually Uninstall Steam on Mac
  4. On the Finder window, press Shift + Command + G.
  5. Type in: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/ and press Return.
    Remove Steam Related Files on Mac
  6. To remove all Steam data from your Mac, delete the entire Steam folder.
If you don't want to lose any game data: delete all files and folders in /Steam EXCEPT FOR the /SteamApps folder.
  1. Right-click the Trash and choose Empty Trash.

How to Quickly and Completely Uninstall Steam and Steam Games on Mac

There is an easy and fast way to delete Steam and Steam games on Mac, and that is to use BuhoCleaner, one of the best app removers for Mac. You can use it not only to uninstall the applications you don't want but also to remove all the leftovers from uninstalled programs. Here's what you need to do.

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  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoClenar.
  2. Click App Uninstall, you will find all the apps you installed.
  3. Find the Steam and Steam Games you want to uninstall, then click Remove.
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How to Delete Steam Games on Mac with Steam Library

If you just want to remove unwanted Steam games, you can remove them with your Steam account.

  1. Launch the Steam app.
  2. Click the Library option, and you can find all your downloaded games in All.
Find Steam Games in Library
  1. Select the game you want to remove, right-click it, hover your mouse over Manage, and choose Uninstall.
Uninstall Steam Games with Library
  1. Confirm the prompt that appears, and the game will be removed permanently.
Confirm Steam Game Uninstallation
The game you uninstalled will remain in your Games Library. If you want to play it again, you will need to redownload all of its content.

How to Delete Steam Games on Mac without Steam

Is there a way to uninstall Steam games if you already have the Steam app deleted from your Mac? The answer is yes. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Finder and press Shift + Command + G keys.
  2. Type in: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam and press the Return button.
  3. Find the folder named steamapps and delete it entirely.

Bonus: How to Remove Steam Games from Launchpad

If you've uninstalled a Steam game on your Mac but its icon is still in your Launchpad, you need to manually delete the game's shortcut.

  1. Open Launchpad.
  2. Find the game icon, then drag it to your Dock.
  3. Right click on the game icon, select Options > Show in Finder.
  4. Drag the game icon in Finder to your Trash.
  5. Empty your Trash.
  6. If necessary, relaunch Launchpad by executing the command rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db; killall Dock in Terminal.

Bottom Line

Now that you have learned how to completely uninstall Steam and Steam games on your Mac in different ways, go ahead and choose a method you like to try.

By the way, BuhoCleaner is not just an App remover, and it's also an excellent Mac cleaner that allows you to clean your Mac with just one click thoroughly. Download it for free now.

Robert is a tech-savvy fan who loves all things Apple. As a hobbyist of gardening and meditation, he is also a seasoned writer covering a wide array of Apple products, like iPhone, iPad, iOS, and more.