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


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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? Feb 10, 2015 at 16:09
  • How to do it using GUI?
    – Ejaz
    Sep 14, 2016 at 23:32
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    This worked for me: sudo bash VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle -u vmware-player Aug 29, 2018 at 20:15
  • Thanks! for me it was sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation and the player was a part of it.
    – jasxir
    Jun 13, 2019 at 14:26
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
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    I think this is the most complete answer, especially to make sure the reader can uninstall everything they intend to.
    – Nick S
    Sep 27, 2018 at 14:53
sudo  vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation

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

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    Does not work if only player is installed Jul 21, 2020 at 8:56

The official documentation states you have to run this:

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation

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. May 19, 2017 at 20:00

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