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How do I uninstall Waves plugins on a Mac?

Need to uninstall your Waves plug-ins? Below we have detailed how to uninstall Waves plug-ins manually and via the Waves Central application.

Waves Central:

Step 1: Quit all applications.

Step 2: Run Waves Central.

Step 3: On the top menu click Install > Uninstall.

Step 4: Select the products you wish to remove, then click Uninstall.

Manual uninstall:

If you wish to uninstall manually, follow the instructions below.

1.  Delete the Waves folder located at Macintosh HD > Applications.

2.  Delete the Waves Preferences folder located at Macintosh HD > Users > Your User > Library > Preferences.

3.  Delete any Waveshells from the following locations:

  • Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > Digidesign > Plug-Ins
  • Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > Components
  • Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > MAS
  • Macintosh HD > Library > Audio > Plug-Ins > VST

4. Empty Trash.


Helpful Links

Introduction to Waves Central

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How do I authorize my Waves software on a USB flash drive?

Am I eligible for the free Waves AAX Native updates?

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