WebStorm 2020.2 Help

Uninstall WebStorm

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

Uninstall using the Toolbox App

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

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

    Uninstalling WebStorm through the Toolbox App

Uninstall a standalone instance

If you are running a standalone WebStorm 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 WebStorm 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\WebStorm2020.2
    C:\Users\JohnS\AppData\Local\JetBrains\WebStorm2020.2
  1. Delete the WebStorm 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/WebStorm2020.2
    ~/Library/Caches/JetBrains/WebStorm2020.2
  1. Delete the installation directory.

  2. Remove the following directories:

    Syntax
    ~/.config/JetBrains/<product><version>
    ~/.cache/JetBrains/<product><version>
    Example
    ~/.config/JetBrains/WebStorm2020.2
    ~/.cache/JetBrains/WebStorm2020.2

Uninstall silently on Windows

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

bin\uninstall.exe /S

Uninstall the snap package on Linux

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

sudo snap remove webstorm
Last modified: 14 September 2020