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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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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? Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 16:09
  • How to do it using GUI?
    – Ejaz
    Commented 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 Commented 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
    Commented Jun 13, 2019 at 14:26
  • It asks if you want to keep configuration information, just type No. Commented Apr 11, 2023 at 10:29
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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
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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
    Commented Sep 27, 2018 at 14:53
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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 Commented Jul 21, 2020 at 8:56
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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. Commented May 19, 2017 at 20:00
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The official documentation states you have to run this:

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation
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Uninstalling VMware in linux machine

Use command with root permission to uninstall

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player

if you removed some files before using above command the command will not work properly

For this issue: Reinstall VMware workstation again

sudo ./VMware-Player-Full-16.2.4-20089737.x86_64.bundle

and use this command again :)

sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player
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I was also confused in uninstalling but these commands work for me:

  1. sudo vmware-installer -l(it gives the product name)
  2. sudo vmware-installer -u product name(in my case it was 'vmware-player')

I hope it will help.

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sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-workstation

According to official documentation which mentions "Uninstall Workstation Pro from a Linux Host"

You might also have to want to uninstall a package named open-vm-tool separately.

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