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I have installed the cloud storage program, "Copy" and want to uninstall it. How do I do that?

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Follow these steps to completely remove Copy from your system:

  1. Disable autostart for each user, if necessary. (You don't need to use sudo if no other user accounts on your system are using Copy)...

    sudo rm -rf /home/<user>/.config/autostart/CopyAgent.desktop
    
  2. Log out and log back in. This will shut down the running copy process so it does not re-create the files you are about to delete in step 3. (You can also just kill the "CopyAgent" process using System Monitor if you don't want to log out.)

  3. Execute the following for each user, if necessary. (You don't need to use sudo if no other user accounts on your system are using Copy).

    sudo rm -rf /home/<user>/<path_to_users_copy_folder>/.copy.cache/
    sudo rm -rf /home/<user>/<path_to_users_copy_folder>/.user_info
    sudo rm -rf /home/<user>/.copy
    sudo rm -rf /home/<user>/.icons
    
  4. If you had manually installed the Nautilus overlay icons, uninstall them...

    sudo <installation_location>/<architecture>/CopyCmd Overlay remove
    
  5. Uninstall Copy software...

    sudo rm -rf /root/.copy
    
  6. If you had manually added a launcher shortcut, remove it. Assuming you called the launcher "copy.desktop" do the following.

    For all users...

    sudo rm  /usr/share/applications/copy.desktop
    

    Or, for each user...

    sudo rm  /home/<user>/.local/share/applications/copy.desktop
    

Note, in the above steps...

  • Replace <user> with the user on your system that is using Copy.
  • Replace <path_to_users_copy_folder> with the user's local "Copy" folder (for example, Documents/Copy).
  • Replace <installation_location> with the location where you installed Copy (for example /usr/share/copy).
  • Replace <architecture> with "x86" (if you have a 32bit computer) or with "x86_64" (if you have a 64bit computer).
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  • I just want to warn that if you manually installed some icon themes into your ~/.icons folder, be careful not to delete them in the step 3 along with the copy-*.svg icons.
    – jena
    Mar 26, 2016 at 15:52
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cd to the Copy installation directory where CopyAgent and CopyCmd are present

And then enter sudo ./CopyCmd overlay remove

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To uninstall open terminal by press Ctrl + Alt + T in a keyboard, then copy this following to terminal window

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove copy
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    If it was not installed as an Ubuntu package or .deb, apt-get won't work to uninstall it. Jun 4, 2014 at 2:39

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