What is Steam?

Steam is a great way to download games to your MacBook and play them. However, when you’ve finished your games and don’t think you’ll be using this app anymore, it’s a good idea to remove Steam from your MacBook. Deleting Steam keeps your app list uncluttered, and also frees up quite a lot of hard disk space. There are various ways to delete Steam, as well as delete games from Steam without actually deleting the app. We will consider all the options available to you.

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Also, you can try to delete Steam manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Uninstall games from Steam on MacBook

Steam does not touch games and user-generated files when you uninstall Steam. Therefore, if you want to free up some disk storage and properly delete a Steam, you will first need to delete all downloaded games. To do so, do the following:

MacBook OSX:

  1. Open Steam and select Library tab on the top of the menu
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  3. In the Library menu, right-click on the game and choose Delete Local Content from the drop-down menu
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  5. Click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the game from MacBook
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  7. Do the same with all installed games

Step 2: Delete Steam from MacBook

Once you clean your MacBook from all installed games, you may proceed to delete Steam itself.

MacBook OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. Select Steam and drag it to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
  4. Open Finder and go to your {Hard Drive>Users>[Your MacBook Username]\Library\Application Support folder}
  5. Find Steam folder and also drag it to the Trash.

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