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How Do I Uninstall NetBeans in Mac OS X?

  • Shut down the software.
  • Drag the program folders or files to the Trash. Note that the default location for the IDE and application server is /Applications/NetBeans/.
  • To delete the userdir if you don`t want to save your NetBeans settings type in console
    rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/NetBeans/7.2
  • To delete the cachedir containing files which may change frequently, and can be freely deleted and recreated
    rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/NetBeans/7.2

Applies to: NetBeans IDE 7.2 or later

  • Drag-and-drop to trash all the folders NetBeans 6.x.app, glassfish-v2.x (if installed) , glassfish-v3 (if installed), sges-v3 (if installed), apache-tomcat-x (if installed)
  • Delete ~/.netbeans/6.x if you don`t want to save your NetBeans settings or if your IDE behaves strangely.
  • To clear the history of the installed software on Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard delete /private/var/db/receipts/org.netbeans.*, glassfish-v3* (if installed), apache.tomcat.* (if installed)
sudo rm -rfv /private/var/db/receipts/org.netbeans.*

Applies to: NetBeans IDE 6.x

For installations from Java EE 5 Tools Bundle

  • Go to the Finder and open the Applications window. Find the NetBeans executable you want to uninstall
  • Control-click (or right-click) the executable and select "Show package contents". A new window opens that contains the uninstaller.
  • Double-click the uninstaller icon and follow the instructions.

Applies to: NetBeans IDE 6.x
installed together with Java EE 5 Tools Bundle (Update 3/4/5/6/7)

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