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I recently installed PlayOnLinux with:

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

But then decided that I wanted to remove it so I did:

sudo apt-get purge playonlinux
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean

And I thought that this would have removed all the files associated with PlayOnLinux, but I see that there is still a folder called .PlayOnLinux in my ~/ directory, so I will remove this too, but is there anything else which PlayOnLinux would have left behind that I can remove, or reset? And anyway, what is this hidden folder which it left behind in my home area?

OS Information:

Description:    Ubuntu 15.04
Release:    15.04

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No. The .playonLinux directory is where POL stores its virtual drives. (Where it runs the Windows programs) If you did not have WINE installed beforehand, you will also need to run sudo apt-get purge wine. If you are still suspicious you can search for "playonlinux" in the dash/Nautilus.

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    To answer the latter. The hidden folders in your home directory are local settings for the given program. When uninstalling a program the settings folder stays if you don't manually delete it – D-unit May 24 '15 at 23:00