Long back I have installed Intellij idea. I want to completely remove it now. I deleted /usr/local/bin/idea I delete ~/.IntellXXX directory

I don't see any result if do 'which idea' or 'whereis idea'

However I am still able to find idea and launch it through 'search your computer' I am wondering where is idea installed and is still getting launched.

  • How did you install it? – Ravexina Aug 6 '18 at 22:04
  • How did you install Intellij idea? The best way to uninstall it is to reverse the install process. – waltinator Aug 6 '18 at 22:21
  • @Ravexina I dont remember how I installed 1.5 years back :( – Pushker Chaubey Aug 7 '18 at 6:25

I installed via "Ubuntu Software"

my location is /snap/intellij-idea-ultimate/current/bin

to locate bin folder I have used:

  • (needed to increase RAM)
  • "Files" [CTRL + F] "idea"
  • found that: /snap/..., Home/..., /var/snap..., /run/user... and more

I guess you don't have enough rights to see your current idea location. Try to issue command like

ls your-path-from-which-idea 


which idea | ls

as root and you'll probably see contents of a folder above your current idea install folder. You can remove the folder via full path then as root (via sudo).


To remove the product completely, do the following:

  • Delete the installation directory

  • Delete the "config" and "system" configuration directories. These contain IntelliJ IDEA's caches, configuration and plugins.

See http://devnet.jetbrains.net/docs/DOC-181 for the OS specific locations of these two directories.

That should be all you need.

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