How can I remove the wine folder and all the applications in that folder?
I've tried via synaptic but it keeps showing up in the application menu.
In my case Wine did not get effectively uninstalled using the command:
sudo apt-get --purge remove wine
So I did the following (make sure to copy the exact commands):
cd $HOME rm -r .wine rm .config/menus/applications-merged/wine* rm -r .local/share/applications/wine rm .local/share/desktop-directories/wine* rm .local/share/icons/????_*.xpm
These commands delete files stored in hard disk that may lock uninstallation of wine. Quite possibly you will get some warnings about
rm: remove write-protected regular file here. These can be enforced collectively by using the
f option, i.e.
rm -f and
rm -rf instead of the above... but be the heck careful that you've actually typed the right paths!
After deleting the files run command:
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine
Do the following to correct any installation error.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove
Run these to get rid of menu entries instead of (or in addition to) using "Edit Menus".
rm $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine* rm -r $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine rm $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine*
When you install wine, it creates a "wine" menu in your applications menu, and this menu is partly user specific. To remove the menu entries, right click on your menu and click edit menus.
Now open the menu editor and disable or remove the wine related entries. You can also remove the
/home/username/.wine folder be either enabling hidden files in nautilus, or by opening a terminal and typing
rm -rf ~/.wine.
You need to open the menu editor from the Dash by press alt+f2 and type
alacarte. Click on the icon, and the menu editor will come up.
First answer is the easy form to get this, but it's incomplete, the complete code is:
If you've installed wine from the official Ubuntu repositories:
sudo apt-get remove wine --purge
If you've installed wine from their official PPA:
sudo apt-get remove wine-1.3 --purge
Next, clean the context menu, menu entries, etc:
rm -rf $HOME/.wine rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/*wine* rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/*wine* rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/*wine*
It needs to reboot the system:
Using some menu editors can cause trouble, as it hides rather than deletes the menu items - and they stay hidden if you reinstall the apps!
See http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#uninstall_app for tips on how to uninstall wine and/or all wine apps.
apt-get --purge autoremove wine does not do it, maybe your package goes otherwise, like
wine1.6-dev. Try that that one.
I tried more ways from here and others but didn't work
so i did the following and it worked
if you installed it from Winehq site you just need to do
1- alt+Ctrl to open the terminal
2- Type in it
sudo apt-get remove winehq-devel
Note: if it said that not found try other winehq type to remove what you have install as
sudo apt-get remove winehq-stable Or
sudo apt-get remove winehq-staging
3- Type y mean yes to remove it, in the removing in will download some files and a new windows will appear just click tab from your keyboard to click on ok and then yes
4- when it finish do
sudo apt-get update then
sudo apt-get upgrade
5- it will ask you to do
sudo apt autoremove you are done now
You can reinstall it or do what you want to do now
If you installed it by Ubuntu software you can remove it by using it too
I tried the
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine .
After this I had to give
sudo apt-get autoremove
In my case it solved the problem. Also have a look at this to remove all the ms core fonts.
Go to software manager. You will still find wine related packages installed. Remove them. This really works to remove wine from the menu.
I've had a similar problem but after doing
apt-get autoremove wine
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