How to Uninstall Eclipse on Mac [Quick Removal Guide]

Jerome Peng
Last updated: Jul 8, 2024
Summary: This article will show you the two methods to completely uninstall Eclipse 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 developers can develop applications through plug-ins using programming languages ​​such as C, C++, and Python.

As powerful as Eclipse is, you may still want to remove it from your Mac for a variety of reasons. In this article, we will show you how to do it in two ways.

How to Uninstall Eclipse on Mac [Quick Removal Guide]

How to Manually Uninstall Eclipse on Mac Using Finder

Unfortunately, Eclipse doesn't come with an uninstaller. To remove it from your Mac, you can use Finder, a tool built into macOS.

  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. (If you can't find it, use Finder to search for it.)
    Manually Uninstall Eclipse on Mac with Finder
  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/Application Support/
    • ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
    • ~/Library/LaunchDaemons/
    • ~/Library/StartupItems/
Remove Eclipse Related Files on Mac
  1. Empty your Trash.
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 Using BuhoCleaner

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.

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Here's how to delete Eclipse from your Mac using BuhoCleaner:

  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.

Quickly Clean Up Mac with BuhoCleaner


This article describes two methods for completely uninstalling Eclipse from your Mac. If you prefer a fast approach, go for BuhoCleaner, and if you don’t want to install any third-party software, Finder is a good option. For more methods, please refer to [How to uninstall apps on Mac using the terminal Sudo uninstall command] (

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Jerome is a passionate enthusiast of all things Apple. He is expertise in crafting tech-related articles, with a portfolio of more than 100 articles covering various Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.