PyCharm 2019.3 Help

Uninstall PyCharm

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

Toolbox App

If you installed PyCharm by using the Toolbox App:

  • 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

Standalone instance

To remove a standalone PyCharm instance, use the standard procedure for uninstalling applications on your operating system and remove the IDE configuration and system directories.

  1. Open the Apps & features section in the system Settings dialog.

  2. Select the PyCharm app and click Uninstall.

  3. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    %HOMEPATH%\.<product><version>\config
    Example
    C:\Users\JohnS\.PyCharm2019.3\config
    Syntax
    %HOMEPATH%\.<product><version>\system
    Example
    C:\Users\JohnS\.PyCharm2019.3\system
  1. Delete the application in the Applications directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/Library/Preferences/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/Library/Preferences/PyCharm2019.3
    Syntax
    ~/Library/Caches/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/Library/Caches/PyCharm2019.3
  1. Delete the installation directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/.<product><version>/config
    Example
    ~/.PyCharm2019.3/config
    Syntax
    ~/.<product><version>/system
    Example
    ~/.PyCharm2019.3/system

Uninstall silently

If you installed PyCharm 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 PyCharm installation directory, and run the following:

bin\uninstall.exe /S

Snap package

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

sudo snap remove <pycharm-professional,┬Ěpycharm-community, or┬Ěpycharm-educational>
Last modified: 10 December 2019