2.3.3 Uninstalling

The method for uninstalling MySQL Workbench depends on how you installed MySQL Workbench in the first place.

Removing MySQL Workbench After Installation Using the Installer Package

  1. To uninstall MySQL Workbench, open the Control Panel and Choose Add or Remove Programs. Find the MySQL Workbench entry and choose the Remove button. This will remove MySQL Workbench.

  2. Any modules added to the C:\%PROGRAMFILES%\MySQL\MySQL Workbench version\modules directory will not be deleted.


If you installed MySQL Workbench using the Installer package, it is not possible to remove MySQL Workbench from the command line. Although you can manually remove some of the components, there is no command-line option for removing MySQL Workbench.

Removing the MySQL Workbench directory manually will not remove all the files belonging to MySQL Workbench.

Removing MySQL Workbench After Installation from the MySQL Installer

Open the MySQL Installer for Windows, click Remove MySQL Products, choose MySQL Workbench, and then Execute.