Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on Windows

The method for uninstalling MySQL Workbench will depend on how you install MySQL Workbench in the first place.

Rmoving MySQL Workbench when installed Using the Installer

  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. Doing this will remove MySQL Workbench.

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


It is not possible to remove MySQL Workbench from the command line if you have installed MySQL Workbench using the installer. Although you can manually remove some of the compoentns 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.

When installed from a ZIP file

If you installed MySQL Workbench using a ZIP file, to remove MySQL Workbench you can just delete the MySQL Workbench directory.


If you installed any additional modules within the modules directory and you want to keep them, make sure you copy those modules to a different directory before deleting the MySQL Workbench directory.

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