PhpStorm 2019.3 Help

Uninstall PhpStorm

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

Uninstall using the Toolbox App

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

  • Open the Toolbox App, click the screw nut icon for the necessary instance, and select Uninstall.

The Toolbox App
The Toolbox App
The Toolbox App

Uninstall a standalone instance

If you are running a standalone PhpStorm instance, the IDE configuration and system 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 system Settings dialog.

  2. Select the PhpStorm app and click Uninstall.

  3. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    %HOMEPATH%\.<product><version>\config
    %HOMEPATH%\.<product><version>\system
    Example
    C:\Users\JohnS\.PhpStorm2019.3\config
    C:\Users\JohnS\.PhpStorm2019.3\system
  1. Delete the application in the Applications directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/Library/Preferences/<product><version>
    ~/Library/Caches/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/Library/Preferences/PhpStorm2019.3
    ~/Library/Caches/PhpStorm2019.3
  1. Delete the installation directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/.<product><version>/config
    ~/.<product><version>/system
    Example
    ~/.PhpStorm2019.3/config
    ~/.PhpStorm2019.3/system

Uninstall silently

If you installed PhpStorm silently, you can run the uninstaller with the /S switch as an administrator. The uninstaller is located in the installation directory under bin.

Run cmd (Windows Command Prompt) as administrator, change to the PhpStorm installation directory, and run the following:

bin\uninstall.exe /S

Uninstall snap package

If you installed PhpStorm as a snap package, use the following command to remove it:

sudo snap remove phpstorm
Last modified: 20 February 2020