How To Uninstall macFUSE

From time to time users have to deal with files from different operating systems than the one running on their computers. To do that, specialized software oftentimes needs to be installed. Mac users may be familiar with one such product called OSXFUSE, which is used to expand the original capabilities of macOS. However, after OSXFUSE is no longer needed, users may feel a bit confused as to how to remove it from their systems completely. After all, the usual method of finding the aplication's icon in the Application folder and dragging it to the trash will not work as FUSE is an extension. Instead, its icon can be located in the System Preferences window. In addition, users will have to deal with certain user-space libraries and tools associated with the product. 

  1. To start the removal process go to 'System Preferences' and click on the FUSE icon.
  2. In the new window, locate the 'Show Beta Versions' option and enable it. This will prevent any Fuse Preference Pane files from remaining on the system after removal. 
  3. Click the 'Remove FUSE' button.
  4. Go back to 'System Preferences,' locate the FUSE icon, and right-click it. Choose the 'Remove FUSE Preference Pane' option. 

Now, it is time to delete any service files that might still be present on the Mac manually. To access them, users will have to open the hidden Library folder. 

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Select the 'Go' menu and then 'Go to Folder.'
  3. In the new window type '~/Library' and click on 'Go.'
  4. Now, that we are inside the Library folder, navigate to the following location and delete any files related to FUSE:




~/Library/Application Support

  1. The last step is to empty the Trash.