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I had installed some programms with Wine, but I removed Wine from my computer. Now when I browse all applications in the Unity menu, the symbols of the programms I installed with Wine are still there.

How can I remove them?

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It should be enough to remove the local wine folder ~/.local/share/applications/wine.

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    Careful doing this as you may have other shortcuts in this folder that you don't want to delete. Better to rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine-*. May 29, 2016 at 18:27
  • ^ has been resolved by editing the post contents Apr 11, 2019 at 10:43
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Carefull - mistakes when using sudo to delete stuff can be disastrous!

rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine*.desktop
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/wine*.desktop

You might need to log out and back in to see the changes, depending on the desktop you are using (kde, gnome, ...)

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You can use alacarte in order to enable/disable applications using GUI.

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Also you can directly remove the wine .desktop files on /home/user/.local/share/applications.

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  • This is a cleaner solution and while i did clear out the wine related files (hidden files shown), this actually did it correctly.
    – Angry 84
    Mar 26, 2022 at 16:33
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To remove these leftover menu entries, carefully paste the following commands into a terminal:

rm -f ~/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine*
rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications/wine
rm -f ~/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine*
rm -f ~/.local/share/icons/????_*.{xpm,png}
rm -f ~/.local/share/icons/*-x-wine-*.{xpm,png} }}}

Source: https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#Uninstalling

I posted it here as other answers weren't enough for me. Also I didn't use the last two commands as I didn't find such icon names manually.

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Go to the Main Menu, scroll to where the left over entries for Wine programs are, now de-select them and then for each one click delete.

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You can navigate to the Wine programs directory and delete files, then use Bleachbit (a CCleaner-like application) to clean broken links an so on.

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