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How to completely remove/uninstall Eclipse?

How to completely remove_uninstall Eclipse_
Written by Waleed khan

Are you in search for the removal of Eclipse to fix some problems?    Are you looking for an actual solution to absolutely uninstall it and systematically delete all of its files out of your PC? No worry! This article provides detailed instructions on how to completely uninstall Eclipse.

An integrated development environment (IDE) Eclipse, is used in computer programming. It comprises of a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for modifying the environment. It is written mostly in Java and its prime use is for increasing Java applications, it can also be used to develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins, including Ada, ABAP, C, C++, C#, Clojure, COBOL and any more.

HOW TO UNINSTALL ECLIPSE:

Just delete the Eclipse directory and any desktop and start menu shortcuts and be done with it, if you don’t mind If some files are left.

This is generally enough and I would stop here because multiple Eclipse installations can share some files and you don’t accidentally want to delete those shared files.

WHY IS THERE NO UNINSTALLER?

The reason for not providing an uninstaller is that it is only supposed to just automate a few tasks that can be done manually (like downloading and extracting Eclipse and adding shortcuts), so they also can be undone manually. There is no entry in “Programs and Features” because the installer does not record anything in the system registry.

HOW TO COMPLETELY UNINSTALL ECLIPSE FROM YOUR COMPUTER:

If you want to eliminate the Eclipse installer too, delete the installer’s executable and the Eclipse directory.

If you want to eliminate Eclipse without leaving any traces, you have to delete it manually.

  • All desktop and start menu shortcuts
  • The installation directory
  • The bundle pool is frequently shared with other eclipse installations.

It has a “Bundle Pools” menu entry which has all the locations of all bundle pools. You can use the “Cleanup Agent” if you have other Eclipse installations in your system to clean up unused bundles. If you don’t have any other installations, you can eradicate the whole bundle pool directory.

It completely depends on what kind of work you did with Eclipse, there can be more directories that you may want to delete. There might be JUnit workspaces from test runs, next to you Eclipse workspace, if you develop Eclipse plug-ins. Similarly, other build tools and development environments utilize in Eclipse could have produced similar directories.

HOW TO REMOVE ECLIPSE FROM YOUR COMPUTER:

The complete removal of Eclipse from your computer requires deleting the files, folders, Windows registry keys, and registry values interrelated with Eclipse. These files, folders, and registry elements are individually listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Values, Registry keys sections on this page.

Method #1:

You need to download an application named Uninstaller. After downloading it on your system, look for the root file of Eclipse software. Right-click on that file and click on Delete. 

HOW TO REMOVE ECLIPSE FROM YOUR COMPUTER

It will remove the Eclipse Software totally from your system.

Method #2:

For Windows 10, it’s quite easy to get rid of Eclipse completely. Follow the below-mentioned steps.

After pressing Windows + S key, search for Programs.

After that, click on Programs and Features.

There you will find the list of the software which is installed on your system.

Now find the Eclipse application from the list.

Select the Eclipse and click on the Uninstall button.

Boom! It will be removed eliminated from your system.

Method #3:

This is another method to Remove Eclipse from your system which includes System Restoration. Rollback settings of your system to last working condition. If you had made any system restore point before installing the Eclipse, then it will be very easy to remove Eclipse.

To Restore your System to last working condition, close all the running applications of your system in the background.

Search for Create a Restore Point by pressing Windows + 5 key.

Now open the Create a Restore Point.

Under the System Protection menu, click on the System Restore button.

Click on the Next button and then select such a restore point where you had not installed the Eclipse software.

After finishing the process and you will be rolled back where there will be no eclipse software on your system.

Conclusion

If you think that Eclipse is irrelevantly installed on your system and no longer valuable and beneficial for you then it is suggested to remove it from the system which will be good for your system in many ways. All the possible ways are mentioned to remove Eclipse completely from the system. Tell us in the comment section which method was more helpful?

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