4 Uninstalling Oracle JDeveloper

Follow the instructions in this section to uninstall Oracle JDeveloper.

Preparing to Uninstall Oracle JDeveloper

Before uninstalling Oracle Fusion Middleware software components, stop all Oracle JDeveloper processes.

For more information about starting and stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware, see Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Uninstalling Oracle JDeveloper

When you run the Oracle JDeveloper uninstaller, it removes everything in the Oracle home from which the uninstaller is started.

Be sure that no system components are using the Oracle home (referred to in this guide as JDEV_HOME) that you want to remove.

Starting the Uninstaller

To uninstall Oracle JDeveloper Studio:

  1. Navigate to the following location:
    • (Windows) JDEV_HOME\oui\bin\

    • (Linux, UNIX, or Mac OS X) JDEV_HOME/oui/bin/

  2. Start the uninstaller by running the following command:
    • (Windows) install.exe -deinstall

    • (Linux, UNIX, or Mac OS X) ./deinstall.sh

Manually Removing Artifacts

If you selected No on the warning screen during uninstallation, you must manually remove your JDEV_HOME directory and all subdirectories.

To do this, use the following methods:
  • (Linux, UNIX, or Max OS X)

    If your JDEV_HOME directory is /home/Oracle/, enter the following commands:
    cd /home/Oracle/
    rm -rf JDEV_HOME
  • (Windows)

    If your JDEV_HOME directory is C:\Oracle\, use a file manager window and navigate to the C:\Oracle\ directory, then right-click on the JDEV_HOME folder and select Delete.

If you plan to perform a clean reinstallation of JDeveloper, find and delete the product.conf file that contains JDeveloper settings from previous installations.

If you did not redefine your user home directory, product.conf is located at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system12.2.1.4.XX.XX.XX in Windows and $HOME/.jdeveloper/ in Linux.