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How to uninstall Visual Studio for Mac Preview version?

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  • Hi,

    I just downloaded visual studio for mac preview and need to uninstall completely.

    How can I do that?

    Removing apps from Application folder only removing 600MB, but it installed around 10GB.

    I kind of tried to follow this instruction, but not exactly same.

    https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/cross-platform/getting_started/installation/uninstalling_xamarin/

    Thanks.

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:13 AM

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  • Same issue here. I installed it hoping I can use for ASP.NET Core projects, but it doesn't support the json project files. So I guess VS Code is the only option for now.
    • Proposed as answer by Fendy Kosnatha Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:54 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Fendy Kosnatha Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:55 PM
    Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:53 AM
  • Hai, i also like that, but i might can help you.

    you can try to delete

    1. armeabi-v7a inside private > var > folder s5> (only 1 folder here) > t > 755aad8 (might be different in ur laptop) > armeabi-v7a.
    2. go to Users > ur name > library > developer > Xamarin & all folder inside here
    3. go to Users > ur name > library > cache > xamarin installer.

    You can delete more than 10GB from there.

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:58 PM
  • Hi Kevmando,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Refer to your description, your issue is more relates to the Xamarin Studio. Since our forum is to discuss Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor, I recommend you redirect to this appropriate forum: https://forums.xamarin.com/ for dedicated information, you will get a more professional support from there, thank you for your understanding.

    Meanwhile, I found a similar issue: Complete uninstall on Mac, HELP!, Aco Kralj want to uninstall Xamarin Studio and all the belonging files, and the Xamarin forum support engineer Jeffrey Stedfast suggest to remove the following directories:

    /Applications/Xamarin Studio.app

    /Developer/MonoTouch

    /Developer/MonoAndroid

    /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework

    /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Mac.framework

    /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Android.framework

    Locations in your user directory:

    ~/Library/Caches/Xamarin

    ~/Library/Caches/XamarinStudio-4.0

    ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin

    ~/Library/Developer/XamarinStudio

    ~/Library/Logs/Xamarin

    ~/Library/Logs/XamarinStudio-4.0

    ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin

    ~/Library/Preferences/XamarinStudio-4.0

    ~/Library/Xamarin

    ~/Library/Xamarin.Mac

    ~/Library/MonoTouch

    ~/Library/MonoAndroid

    ~/Library/XamarinStudio-4.0

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Friday, November 18, 2016 2:40 AM
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  • Hi Kevmando,

    Sorry to trouble you and I just want to confirm that your issue is solved or not. I saw you added several reply but removed them by yourself.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:51 AM
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  • Hi Kevmando,

    If your issue is not solved, you can check the installer log in ~/Library/Logs/XamarinInstaller/Universal as Sandy’s recommendand John Smith found the various things mainly in Library/Frameworks manually removed. All-in-all came to about 14Gb worth so basically most of it.

    After that, you can have a look at the following folders and think about remove those files which modified date or created date is the same time when you installed the VS for Mac on your computer. (you can backup it before you remove them)

    ~/Library/Application Support/ 

    ~/Library/Preferences

    ~/Library/Caches

    ~/Library/Logs/

    /Developer/MonoAndroid

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Monday, November 28, 2016 10:08 AM
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  • Hi,

    Visual Studio Mac Preview is not the same as Xamarin Studio, it installs files to different locations, do you have a list of the locations for Visual Studio for Mac Preview?

    Thanks,

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:43 PM
  • Hi PAE-UK,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    I found some other community members solved this issue through an application called OmniDiskSweeper, please have a look at this similar issue.

    Shrijan Aryal: I was able to solve this big trouble. I downloaded and installed an application called OmniDiskSweeper, and scanned my disk. The app immediately displayed 16 gb of traces of the Visual Studio and I deleted them all to free up all the space. The link to the download is: this

    Disclaimer: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Friday, January 20, 2017 6:04 AM
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  • Current version Of MS VS takes 20GB on a macOs drive.

    Please read the script to avoid removing shared stuff like Mono, NuGet & Visual Studio Code traces if it is needed by another app on your Mac.

    Following script will free 20GB of space. Just put it in "uninstall.sh" file and run via terminal as "sudo ./uninstall.sh" (Do not forget to set to set execute permission on the file):

        #!/bin/bash
        # Complete uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio (Xamarin) including Mono and Microsoft NuGet traces:
         
        # Uninstall Xamarin Studio
        rm -rf "/Applications/Xamarin Studio.app"
        rm -rf "/Applications/Xamarin Profiler.app"
        rm -rf "/Applications/Xamarin Workbooks.app"
        rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Developer/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/Library/Developer/XamarinStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Developer/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/Library/MonoAndroid
        rm -rf ~/Library/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/XamarinStudio-*
        rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/VisualStudio
        rm -rf ~/.templateengine/Visual\ Studio
        rm -rf ~/.share/Xamarin
        rm -rf ~/.local/share/Xamarin
        
        sudo rm -f /private/var/db/receipts/com.xamarin.*
        sudo rm -f /private/var/db/receipts/xamarin.*
         
        # Uninstall Mono MDK
        # You will also want to make sure that there are no other dependencies on Mono
        sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework
        sudo pkgutil --forget com.xamarin.mono-MDK.pkg
        rm -rf ~/.local/share/MonoForAndroid
        rm -rf ~/.config/.mono
        rm -rf ~/.android
         
        # Uninstall Xamarin.Android
        sudo rm -rf /Developer/MonoDroid
        sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Android.framework
        sudo pkgutil --forget com.xamarin.android.pkg
        rm -rf ~/Library/MonoAndroid
         
        # Uninstall Xamarin.iOS
        rm -rf ~/Library/MonoTouch
        sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.iOS.framework
        sudo rm -rf /Developer/MonoTouch
        sudo rm -rf /Developer/MonoAndroid
        sudo pkgutil --forget com.xamarin.monotouch.pkg
        sudo pkgutil --forget com.xamarin.xamarin-ios-build-host.pkg
         
        ## To Uninstall the Xamarin Build Host
         sudo rm -rf "/Applications/Xamarin.iOS Build Host.app"
         
        ## To unload and remove the Xamarin Build Host launchd job
         launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.xamarin.mtvs.buildserver.plist
        sudo rm -f /Library/LaunchAgents/com.xamarin.mtvs.buildserver.plist
         
        # Uninstall Xamarin.Mac
        sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Mac.framework
        rm -rf ~/Library/Xamarin.Mac
        sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/Xamarin.Interactive.framework
        
        # Uninstall Xamarin Installer
        rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/XamarinInstaller/
        rm -rf ~/Library/Logs/XamarinInstaller/
        rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Xamarin/
        
        # Uninstall Microsoft NuGet
        rm -rf ~/.local/share/NuGet
        rm -rf ~/.config/NuGet
        rm -rf ~/.config/.NuGet
        rm -rf ~/.NuGet
        
        # Uninstall traces of visual studio code
        rm -rf ~/.vscode

    • Edited by Ivanquo Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:05 AM
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:34 AM
  • Hi lvanquo,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Thanks for your sharing, it will help other community members to remove the remaining VS components on Mac computer.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:34 AM
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