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How to Completely Uninstall PyCharm on macOS

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by Olu No Comments

Hi folks,

Quick tip today. I will share how to completely uninstall PyCharm on a Mac. Why may you want to do this? The other day there was an issue with my PyCharm installation. It was always getting stuck on ‘Indexing…’ on opening a particular project. So, I thought, perhaps installing a fresh updated copy will help. Here are the steps I followed to completely uninstall the existing copy:

1. Go to Applications > right click PyCharm > move to trash

2. open a terminal and run the following: find ~/Library/ -iname “*pycharm*”

verify that all of the results are in fact related to PyCharm and not something else important you need to keep. Then, remove them all using the command: find ~/Library -iname “*pycharm*” -exec rm -r “{}” \;

I was able to install a new version and it worked like a charm. That’s all folks.

Sources

Complete uninstall on Mac – IDEs Support (IntelliJ Platform) | JetBrains. https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/206593875-Complete-uninstall-on-Mac

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