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Uninstall Aqua

The proper way to remove Aqua depends on the method you used to install it.

Uninstall using the Toolbox App

If you installed Aqua using the Toolbox App, do the following:

  • Open the Toolbox App, click the settings icon Tool actions for the necessary instance, and select Uninstall.

    Uninstalling Aqua through the Toolbox App

Uninstall a standalone instance

If you are running a standalone Aqua instance, the default IDE directories are preserved when you remove your instance in case you want to keep your settings for later or to use them with another instance, another version, or another IDE. You can remove those directories if you are sure you won't need them.

  1. Open the Apps & Features section in the Windows Settings dialog, select the Aqua app and click Uninstall.

    Depending on your version of Windows, the procedure for uninstalling programs may be different. You can also manually run Uninstall.exe in the installation directory under /bin.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    • %APPDATA%\JetBrains\<product><version>

    • %LOCALAPPDATA%\JetBrains\<product><version>

    For example:

    • C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Roaming\JetBrains\Aqua

    • C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Aqua

  1. Delete the Aqua application in the Applications directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    • ~/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/<product><version>

    • ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/<product><version>

    For example:

    • ~/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/Aqua

    • ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/Aqua

  1. Delete the installation directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    • ~/.config/JetBrains/<product><version>

    • ~/.cache/JetBrains/<product><version>

    • ~/.local/share/JetBrains/<product><version>

    For example:

    • ~/.config/JetBrains/Aqua

    • ~/.cache/JetBrains/Aqua

    • ~/.local/share/JetBrains/Aqua

Last modified: 18 March 2024