2 Ways to Completely Uninstall Eclipse on Mac

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Jerome Mills
Sep 7, 20213 min read

Summary: This article will show you the two methods to uninstall Eclipse completely from your Mac.

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. 

Let's get started.

2 Ways to Completely Uninstall Eclipse on Mac

Why Can't You 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 Manually Uninstall Eclipse on Mac

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.

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

Note
Please be careful when deleting files in these subfolders. If you are unsure whether a file can be removed, you'd better leave it alone because you don't know what will happen if you delete some system files by mistake.

How to Quickly Uninstall Eclipse on Mac

There is an easier way to uninstall Eclipse from your Mac, and that is to use BuhoCleaner. It is a simple and easy to use app uninstaller for Mac. It allows you to completely delete Eclipse and all its related files. Also, with its Leftovers features, you can remove all the leftover files of uninstalled apps in one click.

  1. Download, install, and launch BuhoCleaner.
  2. Click App Uninstall in the sidebar, and you will see all the apps installed on your Mac.
  3. 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

BuhoCleaner is beyond an app remover. It comes with more features, such as junk file cleaning, large file deletion, startup program management, memory freeing and disk analysis. If you're running low on storage space, don't forget to use BuhoCleaner to clear space for your Mac.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you have successfully uninstalled Eclipse from your Mac.

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