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2.5.3 Uninstalling

To uninstall MySQL Workbench for macOS, locate MySQL Workbench in the Applications folder, right-click, and select Move to Trash.

What Is Not Removed

By default, uninstalling MySQL Workbench does not remove your Workbench configuration directory. This directory includes your MySQL connections, configuration settings, cache files, SQL snippets and history, logs, custom modules, and more. These files are stored under your user's MySQL/Workbench/ folder.


By default, the Workbench configuration directory is ~username/Library/Application Support/MySQL/Workbench where "~username" is the path to your user's home directory.

Also, uninstalling Workbench does not remove the .mysqlworkbench schema that Workbench creates when sharing SQL snippets across a MySQL connection. For additional information about shared snippets, see Section 8.1.5, “SQL Additions - Snippets Tab”.