View Full Version : How to completely remove Omnifocus
2007-11-18, 06:38 AM
Following an attempted clean of my system, where I deleted the cache folder. Perhaps not the wisest idea, but it's what I did. Anyway, All my information was gone in OF, and when I tried to revert to backup, all the projects were there, but no actions. I found a file with my actions, but I have not been able to get OF to open to that file automatically, I have to open OF through said file to be functional.
What I want to do is to completely remove all traces of OF and then reinstall it, can someone tell me how? So far I have tried twice, but some preferences or something was stored through the uninstall.
2007-11-18, 07:37 AM
I would also like to know how to do this. I messed up and need to reset the task info from iCal. Or is there another way to do that?
2007-11-18, 11:45 AM
Remove ~/Library/Application Support/OmmiFocus and ~/Library/Preferences/com.omnigroup.omnifocus
as well as OF from your /Applications directory.
(the ~/Library/Application Support/Omnifocus is the one with your projects in it; that's the most important one).
2007-11-18, 02:09 PM
thanks. That did it.
oops. Not it didn't. I cannot figure it out but I cannot seem to prevent omnifocus from duplicating all of my todos whenever I synch with iCal. I tried deleting omnifocus and all of the support files, but I go back in and do a fresh install and I hit clean up and bam, there are 4 copies of every todo back in OmniFocus. I've managed to keep the multiplication out of iCal (thank god) but how do I fix this?
2007-11-18, 07:20 PM
Just to consolidate the info; the files we currently write are:
~/Library/Preferences/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus.plist -- your preferences
~/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus -- current "real" document + perspectives
~/Library/Caches/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus -- optimized cache; can be blown away when OmniFocus isn't running and it'll get rebuilt
~/Library/Caches/Metadata/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus -- Spotlight index files; can also be deleted when OmniFocus isn't running to force a rebuild.
~/Documents/OmniFocus Backups -- default location for periodic backups
~/Library/Application Support/Quicksilver/Actions/Send to OmniFocus.scpt -- installed at launch
~/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/Local/clientdata/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus -- installed on our behalf by SyncServices; shouldn't touch this directly
2007-11-19, 06:40 AM
ok, thanks for the info Tim. I think that it must be the sync services that is the problem. But you say not to touch that directory. So what should I do? It is clear to me after trying to run cleanup without first synching with iCal that the multiplication of todos is coming via sync services. Can I delete the omnifocus file there somehow?
I believe that I may have solved this issue by clearing the sync history in iSync. I'll know for sure soon.
2007-11-19, 09:55 AM
I wound up having to manually delete a bunch of tasks and I'm still not sure if my problems are entirely fixed. I did have a conflict with Contactizer I think so I deleted it since I don't use it.
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