PhpStorm 2020.1 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

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 Windows Settings dialog, select the PhpStorm 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:

    Syntax
    %APPDATA%\JetBrains\<product><version>
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\JetBrains\<product><version>
    Example
    C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Roaming\JetBrains\PhpStorm2020.1
    C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Local\JetBrains\PhpStorm2020.1
  1. Delete the PhpStorm application in the Applications directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/<product><version>
    ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/Library/Application Support/JetBrains/PhpStorm2020.1
    ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/PhpStorm2020.1
  1. Delete the installation directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/.config/JetBrains/<product><version>
    ~/.cache/JetBrains/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/.config/JetBrains/PhpStorm2020.1
    ~/.cache/JetBrains/PhpStorm2020.1

Uninstall silently on Windows

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 the snap package on Linux

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

sudo snap remove phpstorm
Last modified: 29 May 2020