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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

To uninstall MySQL Workbench, do one of the following:

  • From Start, select Settings and Apps.

  • Search for Add or Remove Programs.

Select the MySQL Workbench entry and click Uninstall to 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 remove some of the components manually, there is no command-line option for removing MySQL Workbench.

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

Removing MySQL Workbench After Installation from MySQL Installer

  1. From the MySQL Installer dashboard, click Remove to open the Select Products to Remove page.

  2. Select MySQL Workbench (the status changes to Ready to remove) and click Next.

  3. Click Execute to uninstall all of the selected products.

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\ and the C:\username\AppData\Roaming\ portion 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”.