8 Deinstalling Oracle Quick Start

This chapter describes how to remove Oracle Quick Start products from your system.

It contains the following sections:

8.1 Performing Pre-Deinstallation Tasks

Before deinstalling Oracle Fusion Middleware software components, you should stop all Oracle Fusion Middleware processes.

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

8.2 Deinstalling a Quick Start Distribution

This section contains information and instructions for removing a Quick Start distribution. When you run the deinstaller, it removes everything under the Oracle home (referred to in this guide as ORACLE_HOME) from which the deinstaller is started. Be sure that no system components are using the Oracle home you want to remove.

This section contains the following topics:

8.2.1 Starting the Deinstaller

To deinstall a Quick Start distribution, do the following:

  1. Go to the following location in your ORACLE_HOME:

    • On your Windows system:

    • On your Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X systems:

  2. Start the deinstaller by running the following command:

    • On your Windows system:

      install.exe -deinstall
    • On your Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X systems:


8.2.2 Manually Removing the Oracle Home

If you selected No on the warning screen during deinstallation, you must manually remove your ORACLE_HOME directory and all sub-directories. For example, if your ORACLE_HOME directory is /home/Oracle/, then on a Linux or UNIX operating system run the following command:

cd /home/Oracle/

On a Windows operating system, if your ORACLE_HOME directory is C:\Oracle\ORACLE_HOME, use a file manager window and navigate to the C:\Oracle\ directory, then right-click on the ORACLE_HOME folder and select Delete.

8.2.3 Cleaning Up JDeveloper Artifacts

Make sure you delete any remaining jdeveloper and .jdeveloper directories from your home directory.