I recently ran the iTunes 10 installer in Wine and everything seemed to go well. Then, when I tried to run it, it would constantly crash/and the appearance would be glitchy. After looking at the Wine website, it turns out that iTunes 10 has a 'garbage' rating of Wine compatability.

Now I'm trying to remove/uninstall iTunes, QuickTime, and the other applications that come default with installing iTunes (such as Bonjour, etc.). However, when I run the 'uninstaller' that wine provides for the programs, it instead executes what appears to actually be the original installer! I've tried deleting all the configuration/data files in my Wine's file-system, but to no avail.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Edit1: After re-running the uninstall process and then rebooting, the program (iTunes 10) still remained installed.


Wine apps often leave a lot of junk, for example, menu items over .doc files after installing Microsoft Office. To remove it, you have to:

rm .local/share/applications/wine-extension-*

To remove menu entries you have to edit:


And, right click on file you want to remove bad menu entries from, and choose Properties. On the 4th tab you can delete unnecessary entries.

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    Thank you sir! This has solved the issue. If I had enough reputation I would vote up your answer. :( I will come back as soon as I have enough and do just that. – CrunchyNeo Oct 10 '10 at 20:06

How do I uninstall all Windows applications?

To remove all programs installed under Wine, remove the wineprefix (usually the ~/.wine directory) by carefully pasting the following commands into a terminal:

cd $HOME
rm -rf .wine

But that doesn't remove them from the system menu. To clean out the menus, carefully paste the following commands into a terminal:

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/????_*.{xpm,png}
rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/*-x-wine-*.{xpm,png}

After all that, right-click on the top panel and select Edit Menus:

contextual menu from right-clicking top panel, showing Help, Edit Menus, Remove From Panel, Move, and Lock To Panel, with Move grayed out and Lock To Panel checked

Then go to the Others tab and delete all the Microsoft Office launchers. (Or they might be in some other location, just search.)

  • I did just that but The entries are still there in open with dialog. Any idea why? – Stefano Mtangoo May 19 '12 at 13:18
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    edited my answer, just check if it works – Ashu May 19 '12 at 18:51
  • Wow, that did it! For those using unity, the program to do that is called alacarte and can be searched in dash Thank you gazillion Ashu! – Stefano Mtangoo May 20 '12 at 20:51
  • What do you mean "top panel"? – chovy May 22 '20 at 19:09

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