4 Deinstalling Oracle JDeveloper

Follow the instructions in this section to deinstall Oracle JDeveloper.

4.1 Preparing to Deinstall Oracle JDeveloper

Before deinstalling Oracle Fusion Middleware software components, you should 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.

4.2 Deinstalling Oracle JDeveloper

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

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

4.2.1 Starting the Deinstaller

To deinstall 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 deinstaller by running the following command:
    • (Windows) install.exe -deinstall

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

4.2.2 Manually Removing Artifacts

If you selected No on the warning screen during deinstallation, you must manually remove your JDEV_HOME directory and all sub-directories. For example:
  • (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 on doing a clean reinstall of JDeveloper in the future, you should also 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 will be located at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\JDeveloper\system12.2.1.2.XX.XX.XX for Windows and $HOME/.jdeveloper/ for Linux.