Using OSX 10.14.6
I have a lot of unwanted file tags. Frankly, would be happy to get rid of them all and start again. I think so many originated with “wouldn’t it be a good idea” using Mailtags (never did use the numerous tags!). I’ve since uninstalled Mailtags (my email demands much less now), but I’m stuck with a large number of tags. The impact is that when I want to assign a “good” tag, the machine crawls along loading the “lookup list” of tags to re-use if already there. At this point, I want to just delete all and start fresh. finding that impossible so far.
I have found https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mchlp15236/mac where it shows how to use Finder Menu, Preferences, Tab: Tags, and then select then delete. That doesn’t work. Maybe it works for few but seems to stop working after a while (memory leak?). When select some, press “-” or right-mouse click to delete, nothing happens. When I select one, press “-”, or right-mouse click, nothing happens. I suspect a bug in Finder.
I have found here a terrific thread Crap load of tags using the program “tags” available on Github. That program seems to only delete tags where used on files. If the tag is not in use, it won’t delete it.
Is there some reliable way to get rid of ALL tags? I’m happy to nuke some file which holds the list, but that eludes me (lots of Googling and looking here).