I have installed Miktex from the Miktex site due to bad advice from other people, and I realized that Mactex might be better. I want to uninstall Miktex now, but I don't know how to do it. The uninstall button under cleanup will not work and I tried resetting the Tex installation to factory defaults, but still, I could not find a way to uninstall. I don't want to just delete the files for fear that some remanent of Miktex will remain. I have also tried looking online for help but the only thing I found dealt with homebrew, which I am not sure will work.

  • depends on how you installed it. usually apps are deleted by dragging them in the bin and clear the bin – naphaneal Jul 16 '18 at 17:08
  • I installed Miktex off of the Mixtex site by going to downloads and installing the Miktex for OS X 10.11 (or later) (64-bit) – GigaPK Jul 16 '18 at 17:19
  • go to Applications folder and drag the app to the bin. then clear the bin. this removes the installation, but could leave some remnant files, which are dormant and don't take up much hard disk space. – naphaneal Jul 16 '18 at 17:32
  • I'd prefer to get rid of all of the remnant files though – GigaPK Jul 16 '18 at 17:36
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    @naphaneal I'm afraid MiKTeX installs things in /usr/local/bin; even if only symbolic links, they will be bad. – egreg Jul 16 '18 at 17:43

I emailed Christian Schenk himself and it turns out that all I really needed to do was drag the Miktex Console icon in Launchpad to the trash. I am assuming that resetting Miktex will get rid of most, if not all of the remnant files.

  • You'll probably want to remove ~/bin as well. – ian5v Jun 10 at 17:17

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