How to remove wine completely

  • How can I remove the wine folder and all the applications in that folder?

    I've tried via synaptic but it keeps showing up in the application menu.

  • In my case Wine did not get effectively uninstalled using the command:

    sudo apt-get --purge remove wine

    So I did the following (make sure to copy the exact commands):

    cd $HOME
    rm -r .wine
    rm .config/menus/applications-merged/wine*
    rm -r .local/share/applications/wine
    rm .local/share/desktop-directories/wine*
    rm .local/share/icons/????_*.xpm

    These commands delete files stored in hard disk that may lock uninstallation of wine. Quite possibly you will get some warnings about rm: remove write-protected regular file here. These can be enforced collectively by using the f option, i.e. rm -f and rm -rf instead of the above... but be the heck careful that you've actually typed the right paths!

    After deleting the files run command:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge wine

    Do the following to correct any installation error.

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoremove

    **NOTE**: there are no spaces in the `rm -rf` lines. Accidentally adding one could nuke your home folder without prompt.

    This is terribly dangerous and mostly unnecessary.,

    @user1717828 Adding `cd $HOME` and running all the commands with *relative* paths may avoid another accident.

    pagal pila, the suggestion of @IsmaelMiguel is sound: please consider `cd $HOME`; and then the `rm`s with relative paths.

    `$ apt list --installed | sed -E 's|(.*)/.*|\1|' | grep -i wine` get the list of packages and remove them one by one using `sudo apt remove ` and you are done.

  • Run these to get rid of menu entries instead of (or in addition to) using "Edit Menus".

    rm $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine*
    rm -r $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine
    rm $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine*
  • In 11.04 and below (GNOME Classic)

    When you install wine, it creates a "wine" menu in your applications menu, and this menu is partly user specific. To remove the menu entries, right click on your menu and click edit menus.

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    Now open the menu editor and disable or remove the wine related entries. You can also remove the /home/username/.wine folder be either enabling hidden files in nautilus, or by opening a terminal and typing rm -rf ~/.wine.

    11.04 and up (Unity Desktop).

    You need to open the menu editor from the Dash by press alt+f2 and type alacarte. Click on the icon, and the menu editor will come up.

    I don't think it's wise to include the `-f` (force) option in the `rm` command. `rm -r ~/.wine` is much safer than an answer of "yes" on all warnings, because you can't be sure that "yes" will always be the best thing to do.

    in this case it would be safe, he's just removing his wine folder.

    Before proceeding with this sort of command, make sure everything is alright. For any mistake, you can delete all fo your data

    @cruciiedsoul: thanks for the unnecessary warnings on every answer of mine that you can fin. it's rather useless, but thanks anyway.

    @Firefeather: The answer below points to which also does rm -rf. Personally I do that everywhere where I know I can safely delete an entire directory and subdirectories. But that is deviating from this question, I guess :-)

    @mydoghasworms: Good point. I guess it's a difference in philosophy; because of Murphy's "law", I avoid force options (`-f`) as much as possible. 8-P

  • First answer is the easy form to get this, but it's incomplete, the complete code is:

    If you've installed wine from the official Ubuntu repositories:

    sudo apt-get remove wine --purge

    If you've installed wine from their official PPA:

    sudo apt-get remove wine-1.3 --purge

    Next, clean the context menu, menu entries, etc:

    rm -rf $HOME/.wine
    rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/*wine*
    rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine
    rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/*wine*
    rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/*wine*

    It needs to reboot the system:

    sudo reboot

    The command `rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/????_*.xpm` is a bad idea, it removes ALL icons which do not have to be wine ones.

    Thanks for the correction Lekensteyn, is needed to delete manualy the icons ins this format "????_" to match with "wine". Sorry for my bad english, i learning it.

    `?` matches a single character. If you want to match wine, just use `rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/wine_*.xpm`. But the latter command already matches any filename with "wine" in it, so it's obsolete.

    You don't need to reboot the system silly, you can simply do sudo apt-get update.

  • Using some menu editors can cause trouble, as it hides rather than deletes the menu items - and they stay hidden if you reinstall the apps!

    See for tips on how to uninstall wine and/or all wine apps.

  • I tried more ways from here and others but didn't work so i did the following and it worked if you installed it from Winehq site you just need to do 1- alt+Ctrl to open the terminal 2- Type in it sudo apt-get remove winehq-devel Note: if it said that not found try other winehq type to remove what you have install as sudo apt-get remove winehq-stable Or sudo apt-get remove winehq-staging 3- Type y mean yes to remove it, in the removing in will download some files and a new windows will appear just click tab from your keyboard to click on ok and then yes 4- when it finish do sudo apt-get update then sudo apt-get upgrade 5- it will ask you to do sudo apt autoremove you are done now You can reinstall it or do what you want to do now If you installed it by Ubuntu software you can remove it by using it too

    Also if you have play on linux or wine tricks you must remove it first

    Only thing that actually works.

  • If apt-get --purge autoremove wine does not do it, maybe your package goes otherwise, like wine1.6-dev. Try that that one.

  • Go to software manager. You will still find wine related packages installed. Remove them. This really works to remove wine from the menu.

  • I tried the sudo apt-get remove --purge wine . After this I had to give sudo apt-get autoremove In my case it solved the problem. Also have a look at this to remove all the ms core fonts.

  • I've had a similar problem but after doing

    apt-get autoremove wine 

    it worked

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