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I'm trying to completely remove and reinstall QGIS on my system (Mac os 10.11.6). I follow the steps in the Kyngchaos and delete the existing application. But on reinstalling framework, components and program I still see old plugins from prior installation. I can't delete these which i what i want to do. As screenshot, they are there but i can't uninstall or reinstall as both boxes are greyed out. I've installed the latest Kyngchaos framwork and build 2.18.15. Please can someone advise where these are stored on my system so i can delte them.

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EDIT by looking in the package contents and going to folder Plugins/qgis I can remove all but these which aren't in that folder. If i delete everything in the folder it causes QGIS to break and I have to reinstall;

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  • Plugins are stored in user accessable directory. i don't know for Mac OS, but QGIS has a log window, where you should find the plugin path. Then go there (file manager) and delete the folders containing the plugins. Each plugin has its own folder... Feb 23 '18 at 9:36
  • In mac it doesn't give the full path so you can't go to it Feb 23 '18 at 9:45
  • docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins.html i found this doc about plugins and pathes, including MacOS. May be you lost permissions on these pathes? Feb 23 '18 at 9:48
  • Thank you, well in that folder there are no plugins but they still appear within QGIS.. Feb 23 '18 at 10:08
  • Have added an edit can nearly remove all now Feb 23 '18 at 10:20
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Some plugins are installed by default so may not be from the old install, but from this new one.

  • DB Manager
  • Processing
  • GDAL Tools

Are all examples of these. They are core components of QGIS so should not be deleted.

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AsAndreas Muller's answer, on mac plugins should be installed here /Users/username/.qgis2/python/plugins;

to find out more go to > http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/docs/using_plugins.html

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https://docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins.html

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