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I want to uninstall VMware Player on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system. How should I uninstall it?

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    The answers still work on 14.04 – Oki Erie Rinaldi Nov 4 '16 at 6:53
  • The accepted answer still works on 18.04 – yms Dec 9 '18 at 23:13
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sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player

This issue has been discussed previously over here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1364485

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    That still left a bunch of files. Can I just delete vmware directories? – Costa Feb 10 '15 at 16:09
  • How to do it using GUI? – Ejaz Sep 14 '16 at 23:32
  • This worked for me: sudo bash VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle -u vmware-player – Martien Lubberink Aug 29 '18 at 20:15
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sudo  vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation

Used to uninstall complete vmware-workstation package including vmware-player.

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sudo vmware-installer -l
sudo vmware-installer -u PRODUCT-NAME

With the first command, you can see what products you have. With the second, you can choose which product to uninstall. For instance, to uninstall VMware Player, please enter this in a terminal window:

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player
  • I think this is the most complete answer, especially to make sure the reader can uninstall everything they intend to. – Nick S Sep 27 '18 at 14:53
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The official documentation states you have to run this:

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation
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I had to change the command line Lorenzo Lerate provided to make it work for me for version 12.5.6:

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player
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    I think Lorenzo meant that his readers should substitute PRODUCT-NAME with the actual product name, e. g. vmware-player. – David Foerster May 19 '17 at 20:00

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