Visual Studio is mostly used for developing applications, so you might wonder why it's on your computer if you aren't a developer or coder. On the other hand, if you get an error for Visual Studio and have unsuccessfully tried repairing it, you'll want to uninstall and install it. This minHour article will teach you how to uninstall Visual Studio on Windows and Mac.
Uninstalling Visual Studio on Windows 10
Launch the Visual Studio Installer.
You can search for Visual Studio Installer by pressing the key, then entering “installer” to search for it.
- You can also usually find it in “C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Visual StudioInstallervs_installer.exe”.
It’s usually the last item in the menu on the right side of the window and will drop down more menu options.
This is usually the second option in the menu under Repair.
- A window will pop up to warn you that you’re about to uninstall Visual Studio.
The uninstall process should take a few seconds and you’ll see the progress bar of the uninstallation in the middle of your screen.
Uninstalling Visual Studio on Mac
Find the program that you want to uninstall.
Scroll through the programs in Finder > Applications until you find the icon for the program that you want to remove.
Drag the icon to the trash.
Other than dragging the app icon to the trash, you can right-click the icon and select .
- Although Visual Studio will be uninstalled that way, you’ll still have lingering files associated with it. To delete all of them, enter each of the following commands into Terminal (press Return after each line to enter the command):sudo rm -rf “/Applications/Visual Studio.app”rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/VisualStudio rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/VisualStudiorm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Visual Studio rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/VisualStudio rm -rf ~/Library/VisualStudio rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin/ rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio/7.0/LocalInstall/Addins/rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio/8.0/LocalInstall/Addins/
- sudo rm -rf “/Applications/Visual Studio.app”
- rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/VisualStudio
- rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/VisualStudio
- rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Visual Studio
- rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/VisualStudio
- rm -rf ~/Library/VisualStudio
- rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin/
- rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio
- rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio/7.0/LocalInstall/Addins/
- rm -rf ~/Library/Application Support/VisualStudio/8.0/LocalInstall/Addins/