Uninstall Eclipse: 2 Ways to Remove Eclipse from Mac

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Jerome Mills

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Eclipse is a free and open source integrated development environment (IDE) for computer programming. It is mainly written in Java and used to develop Java applications. But Eclipse also includes a plug-in development environment, which means that developers can use C, C++, Python, and other programming languages to develop applications through plug-ins. Although Eclipse is powerful, you may still want to remove it from your Mac for one or another reason. In this article, we will show you how to uninstall it completely in two easy ways. 

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Uninstall Eclipse: How to Remove Eclipse from Mac in 2 Ways

Why You Can't Find Eclipse in the Applications Folder

Eclipse is installed by the Eclipse Installer. You can easily find the Eclipse Installer in the Applications folder, but you can't find Eclipse in it. Why? Simply because you did not put it in the Applications folder. Next, we will show you how to move Eclipse into the Applications folder.

  1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.
  2. Click the search icon in the upper right corner of the Finder window, and then type Eclipse in the search box. Add Eclipse to the Applications Folder
  3. In the result list, find the icon named Eclipse.
  4. Drag the icon to the Applications folder.

How to Uninstall Eclipse on Mac Manually

Eclipse doesn't come with an uninstaller, and you can follow the steps below to uninstall it from your Mac manually.

  1. If you're running Eclipse, quit it first. (You can use Activity Monitor to kill all the background processes of Eclipse.)

  2. Launch Finder and click the Applications in the sidebar.

  3. Find the Eclipse icon and move it to the Trash.  Uninstall Eclipse on Mac in a Manual Way

  4. On the Finder window, press Shift + Command + G to open a Go to Folder window

  5. Go over the locations below to get rid of all the associated files for Eclipse.


    • ~/Library/Caches/
    • ~/Library/Preferences/
    • ~/Library/PreferencePanes/
    • ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    • ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/
    • ~/Library/StartupItems/
  6. Empty your Trash.

How to Uninstall Eclipse on Mac with One Click

There is a faster and easier way to uninstall Eclipse on your Mac, and that is to use BuhoCleaner. This easy-to-use application uninstaller can help you uninstall Eclipse and all its residual files with one click. You don't need to be a Mac expert. Just install BuhoCleaner on your Mac, and it will do the rest for you. In addition to the app remover, BuhoCleaner also has many practical tools built-in, such as cache cleaning, large and duplicate file removal, startup program management, and real-time system status monitoring, and more. Perform the steps below:

  1. Download and install the free version of BuhoCleaner here.
  2. Launch it and click Application Uninstall. Quickly Uninstall Eclipse on Mac
  3. Click the Scan button to scan all applications uninstalled on your Mac.
  4. Find Eclipse, check the box next to it, and click the Remove button in the lower right corner. How to Uninstall Eclipse on Mac with BuhoCleaner


Now you know how to uninstall Eclipse on Mac in two ways completely. In general, the manual method does help you to remove Eclipse, but the process is tedious and time-consuming. Therefore, we recommend you use BuhoCleaner to uninstall it effortlessly. Give it a try now.


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