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Uninstalling ACE

When first launching several Rogue Amoeba applications, you will be prompted to install the ACE component which makes it possible to capture audio on your Mac. The following applications use ACE:

To uninstall ACE, choose the Uninstall ACE command from the application menu.

The Uninstall ACE commands in context in the Application and Gear menus
The Uninstall ACE option in Loopback and SoundSource

If you use other products powered by ACE, you’ll receive a warning during the uninstallation process:

Uninstall Warning Message

If you wish to remove ACE anyway, complete the process by clicking the Uninstall Anyway button. If you later run an application which requires ACE, it will need to be reinstalled.

Manually delete the ACE component files

If you wish, it’s also possible to delete ACE manually from the Finder, using these steps:

  1. Quit any and all apps powered by ACE.

  2. In the Finder, select the Go to Folder… command from the Go menu.

  3. In the folder field, enter the following location:

  4. Press Enter (or click the Go button on older versions of MacOS). In the window which appears, you'll see the ACE.driver folder.

  5. Select that folder, and move it to the Trash.

  6. Confirm this action in the Finder when prompted.

  7. Restart your Mac.

Removing ACE’s background items

If you manually remove ACE from the Finder, the background items that keep our component functional will also need to be deleted. You can find the files here on your Mac:

  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.rogueamoeba.aceagent.plist
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.rogueamoeba.acetool.plist

Once your Mac has been restarted, ACE will be fully removed.

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