How to Completely Remove W.I.N.E.

Completely removing Wine can be harder than just removing it from the Synaptic package manager. You can even delete the hidden .wine folder in your home directory and still have Wine configuration files left behind. So in case you want to completely remove Wine, simply copy and paste the following in the terminal. It will uninstall Wine and remove it from the menu as well.

sudo apt-get remove wine


rm -rf $HOME/.wine
rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/wine*
rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine
rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/wine*
rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/????_*.xpm

Then you can reinstall it if you so desire.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.