|Re: How to uninstall Eclipse Mars from Windows 7 [message #1719553 is a reply to message #1719541]
||Fri, 08 January 2016 19:16
| Russell Bateman
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
On 01/08/2016 11:35 AM, Sharon Yildiz wrote:|
> I just got a new laptop today and installed the "Eclipse IDE for Java
> Developers" (Eclipse-Mars) in error.
> I can't figure out how to uninstall it. It doesn't appear in the Windows
> "installed programs" list and it doesn't have its own uninstaller in the
> installation folder. It seems to have installed stuff all over my
> computer--I'm finding the word "eclipse" in dozens of file directories
> all over my (brand new as of today) computer.
> I searched the forums, but only see info for Linux users regarding
> uninstalling. What are the instructions for uninstalling Eclipse-Mars
> from Windows 7?
It's because Eclipse isn't installed software in the formal, Windows sense.
Look for an installation subdirectory, likely named eclipse. Under that
subdirectory, if you see files like eclipse.ini, icon.xpm and
subdirectories like plugins and dropins, remove the subdirectory parent
(the one named eclipse).
That will remove your installation except for anything you've set up
yourself (like workspaces, projects, etc.).
Hope this helps.
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