PyCharm 2024.1 Help

Uninstall PyCharm

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

Uninstall using the Toolbox App

If you installed PyCharm 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 PyCharm through the Toolbox App

Uninstall a standalone instance

If you are running a standalone PyCharm 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 PyCharm 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\PyCharm2024.1

    • C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Local\JetBrains\PyCharm2024.1

  1. Delete the PyCharm 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/PyCharm2024.1

    • ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/PyCharm2024.1

  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/PyCharm2024.1

    • ~/.cache/JetBrains/PyCharm2024.1

    • ~/.local/share/JetBrains/PyCharm2024.1

Uninstall silently on Windows

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 PyCharm installation directory, and run the following:

bin\uninstall.exe /S

Uninstall the snap package on Linux

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

sudo snap remove pycharm-professional
sudo snap remove pycharm-community
Last modified: 18 March 2024