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2.3.3 Uninstalling

The method for uninstalling MySQL Workbench depends on how you installed MySQL Workbench.

Removing MySQL Workbench After Installation Using the Installer Package

  1. To uninstall MySQL Workbench, open the Control Panel and Choose Add or Remove Programs. Find the MySQL Workbench entry and choose the Remove button. This will remove MySQL Workbench.


If you installed MySQL Workbench using the Installer package, it is not possible to remove MySQL Workbench from the command line. Although you can manually remove some of the components, there is no command-line option for removing MySQL Workbench.

Removing the MySQL Workbench directory manually will not remove all the files belonging to MySQL Workbench.

Removing MySQL Workbench After Installation from the MySQL Installer

Open the MySQL Installer for Windows, click Remove MySQL Products, choose MySQL Workbench, and then Execute.

What Is Not Removed

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 %AppData% directory.


By default, the Workbench configuration directory is C:\username\AppData\Roaming\MySQL\Workbench\ where "C:\username\AppData\Roaming\" is the value of your %AppData% Windows system variable.

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”.