Uninstalling Geneious Prime

Note that none of the following procedures will delete your Geneious data folder.  Your Geneious data folder, unless otherwise specified, will be located in your Home directory.  By default, a Geneious data folder will be named something like Geneious X.Y data, where X.Y is some version of Geneious.

Also, note that uninstalling Geneious will not automatically release your license activation.  If possible, you should always release your license activation prior to uninstalling Geneious. See the following Help Center article for instructions on how to release a license activation: How-do-I-release-a-license-from-Geneious.


Uninstalling Geneious Prime from Windows

Windows users should run the Uninstall application that accompanies the Geneious application.

On Windows 64-bit systems Geneious Prime will be found in C:\Program Files\Geneious Prime

On Windows 64-bit systems, 32-bit Geneious will be found in C:\Program Files (X86)

 On Windows 32-bit systems, 32-bit Geneious will be found in C:\Program Files


Uninstalling Geneious Prime from a Mac

Mac users can uninstall Geneious from a Mac by moving the Geneious Prime application to the Trash. To completely uninstall, the user should first confirm they are not using other software that makes use of FLEXnet for licensing, then move the following three folders to Trash.

1. /Library/Application_Support/Geneious 

2. /Library/Preferences/Flexnet Publisher

3. /Library/Application_Support/Flexnet Publisher


Uninstalling Geneious Prime from Linux

The installation location of Geneious Prime will depend on whether the software was installed from an Admin- or Standard-user account.

If Geneious has been installed by a user with Admin privileges the install location will be /opt/Geneious_Prime

If Geneious has been installed by a user with Standard privileges the install location will be /home/your_user_name/Geneious_Prime

 Run the Terminal application and use the cd command to determine the installation location of Geneious:

 To uninstall an Admin-install, use the command sudo sh /opt/Geneious_Prime/uninstall

To uninstall a Standard user-install, use the command sh /home/user_name/Geneious_Prime/uninstall







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