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Uninstalling Soundflower

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  • Mike Dembski

    I followed the instructions and Soundflower is still an option for Airplay.

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  • Neil Clayton

    Did you also reboot?

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  • Adam Pettit

    I have followed the instructions, rebooted, and deleted the audio plist files in /Library/Preferences.

    Sound flower files are nowhere to be found on my computer, but it still shows up in my Sound Preferences and Audio Midi Setup.

    How do I get rid of these options in the drop down list?

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  • Robert Bullen

    Can you please send this to support@shinywhitebox.com and I can help you from there

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  • Thomas Durfee

    Adam, do you have something like SplashTop Streamer installed? If I recall, it uses SoundFlower for audio over VNC.

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  • Neil Clayton

    Adam, if you find out what it was that caused the issue, let us know. It'd be useful to document this article with it.

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  • Pokemonruels

    How do you reboot i am just asking

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  • Neil B

    Just to make this clear, when you double click on the Uninstall Soundflower script, a dialog box opens up. MAKE SURE you press the Play icon on the top of this window to run the script. I made the mistake of assuming that merely opening that window uninstalled Soundflower. It will ask for administrator's password, before running the uninstall. Worked like a charm for me!

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  • Mihail Sestakov

    Folks,

    The above procedure did not work for me, I could still see Soundflower in System Preferences / Sound, Output tab.

    Scanning my hard drive I've found that I've used a different installer, "Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg". I've found it on GitHub, link https://github.com/mattingalls/Soundflower/releases, under the subhead Downloads - "Soundflower-2.0b2.dmg". The Uninstall scrip is:
    on run
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext" with administrator privileges
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext" with administrator privileges
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/Soundflower*" with administrator privileges
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /var/db/receipts/com.cycling74.soundflower.*" with administrator privileges
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /Applications/Soundflower" with administrator privileges
    "Done!"
    end run

    You can see the extra line compared to the Uninstaller for Soundflower 1.6.6b:
    do shell script "sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext" with administrator privileges

    So *after* following Neil Clayton instructions above, if you're still seeing Sunflower in System Preferences / Sound, Output tab, try executing the above command on it own:
    - Open Terminal app
    - type in: sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext
    - type your password when prompted.

    Example session dump:
    Last login: Sun Dec 4 10:07:59 on console
    33-82-114-61:~ mihail$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext
    Password:
    33-82-114-61:~ mihail$

    Cheers,
    Mihail

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  • Philip Darbyshire

    Mihail's advies to Open Terminal app
    - type in: sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext
    - type your password when prompted.

    FINALLY fixed this issue. At last. Many thanks indeed

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  • Steven

    Ditto. Mihail's solution was the only one that worked for me. I tried everything above that to no avail. Soundflower.kext was not appearing in my 'extensions' folder in Finder, though theĀ "mdfind -name Soundflower.kext" command (shown above) showed it was there.

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  • Rob Robinett

    In High Sierra I can't remove it:

    rob@Robs-MBP:/Users/rob> sudo rm -rf `mdfind -name Soundflower.kext`
    Password:
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/_CodeSignature/CodeResources: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/_CodeSignature: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/MacOS/Soundflower: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/MacOS: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents/Info.plist: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext/Contents: Operation not permitted
    rm: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Extensions/Soundflower.kext: Operation not permitted
    rob@Robs-MBP:/Users/rob>

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  • Mostafa Ali Mohanna

    thanks a lot for your help ^_^ .. i'm so happy to see your site

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