How to uninstall MySQL workbench on Mac
November 9, 2023
Uninstalling MySQL Workbench on macOS is a straightforward process, but you need to ensure you remove all associated files and components. Here's a step-by-step guide for engineers who want to get things done efficiently.
Step 1: Quit MySQL Workbench
Ensure that MySQL Workbench is not currently running. You can do this by:
- Clicking on MySQL Workbench in the Dock (if it's open).
MySQL Workbenchin the menu bar.
Quit MySQL Workbench.
Alternatively, use the shortcut
Command + Q after focusing on the application.
Step 2: Drag MySQL Workbench to Trash
- Go to the
- Drag the
MySQL Workbenchapp to the
Trash, or right-click and choose
Move to Trash.
Step 3: Remove Associated Files
MySQL Workbench might leave some configuration files on your system. For a clean uninstall, you should remove these files.
- In the menu bar, click on
Goand then select
Go to Folder...(or use the shortcut
Shift + Command + G).
- Enter the following paths and remove associated MySQL Workbench files if they exist:
~ symbol represents your home directory.
Step 4: Empty the Trash
To permanently delete MySQL Workbench and its associated files:
- Right-click on the
Trashicon in the Dock.
Caution: This action will delete all the items in your Trash, not just MySQL Workbench. Make sure you have verified the contents of your Trash before emptying it.
Optional Step: Uninstall MySQL Server (if needed)
If you also want to uninstall MySQL server:
Terminal(you can find it under
- Execute the following command:
Then, remove the MySQL user and group by executing:
Remove MySQL preferences:
That's it! You've successfully uninstalled MySQL Workbench from your macOS. Remember, always back up important data before uninstalling any software, and be cautious when using the
rm command or emptying the Trash to avoid unintentional data loss.
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