11 Deinstalling Oracle Quick Start

Follow the instructions in this section to remove Oracle Quick Start products from your system.

11.1 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.

11.2 Deinstalling 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.

11.2.1 Starting the Deinstaller

To deinstall a Quick Start distribution, do the following:

  1. Go to the following location in your ORACLE_HOME:
    • On a Windows system:

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

  2. Start the deinstaller by running the following command:
    • On a Windows system:

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


11.2.2 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, enter the following commands:

cd /home/Oracle/
rm -rf 

On a Windows operating system, if your ORACLE_HOME directory is C:\Oracle\, use a file manager window and navigate to the C:\Oracle\ directory and delete the contents of the directory..

11.2.3 Cleaning Up JDeveloper Artifacts

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