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I am using Ubuntu 11.10. By using wine software i installed some software like nimbuzz and ibibo messenger. Both the programs are not working and showing the bug as We're sorry, but an unknown error has caused ibibo Messenger to close.

So I wanna uninstall those.

How to uninstall those type of programs which I installed through Wine?

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Type in a terminal or press Alt+F2 and type wine uninstaller will give you access to the built in Add/Remove tool from wine. From there you can uninstall a program you have installed in a bottle.

To completely remove the bottle for your user (and thus remove everything from a wine bottle and start again) you can open a terminal and type rm -rf ~/.wine or as an alternative open Nautilus and in your home folder press Ctrl+H, locate the .wine folder and delete it. wine will create a new folder next time you try to use it.

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Search for wine in Dash. Select Uninstall Wine software there. There you can find all the softwares and will have option to uninstall.

A screen shot of <code>Uninstall Wine software</code> option

If you are using Gnome Fallback just go to Applications => Wine => Uninstall Wine software

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Thanks souravc! Meanwhile I have managed to figure that out. Imagie that I was afraid that "Unistall Wine Software" will unistall Wine itself! :-)) That is why I did not used it from the very beginning. Anyway, I did encountered several small bugs in the process. I have shared my experience in detail in my answer and maybe you can help me into this. –  Cristiana Nicolae Dec 14 '13 at 8:42
    
souravc, I choose your answer as being the preferred one, because you mentioned Gnome Fallback. That's right, I don't use Unity, so your answer can be useful for users like me. –  Cristiana Nicolae Dec 14 '13 at 14:01

Type "unistall wine software" in your dash and open the application.

unistall wine software

You will see the list of applications installed, click on the one you want to unistall and click on "Remove".

remove installed application

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Thanks Jobin! It seems that you have answered while I was editing my own answer. Thank you! As you can see, I could figure out the solution but I have also found several bizarre behaviours. I have share my experience in details in my answer bellow. Maybe you could help me fix them. –  Cristiana Nicolae Dec 14 '13 at 8:38

I have found the answer! On the Wine menu I clicked on "Unistall Wine Software".

This opens an add/remove window. I just select the app and then click "Modify/Reove" button.

Removing a Windows program in Wine

However, for some reasons that I can't understand, I have to do the same operation twice. After clicking OK three times, I still see the program in the list! When I select it and then click again on "Modify/Remove" button I get this:

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I click the "Yes" button and, finally, the app disappears from the list. But after that, I have to clean the shortcuts and folder manually. I wish I could find an easier and cleaner solution, but this one works fine anyway.

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Please post this as a new question, since this is not an answer exactly. –  i08in Dec 14 '13 at 8:53
    
Ok Jobin, you are right! I'll post it! Thank you! –  Cristiana Nicolae Dec 14 '13 at 10:59

You could press F2-alt type wineuninstall, and then winecfg and then enter thwe application you want to uninstall, and then you can uninstall any windows software in wine by picking it and press button uninstall.

it might work this way.

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The installed Wine applications aren't on the Software Center. And erase the files from HDD is unnecessary and extremely impractical. –  Lucio Dec 15 '13 at 0:37

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