How to uninstall Toolbox App?

To uninstall Toolbox App on Linux:

  • Uninstall all applications installed in Toolbox App
  • Uncheck 'Run at login' in Toolbox App settings or remove ~/.config/autostart/jetbrains-toolbox.desktop
  • Exit Toolbox App
  • Remove directory ~/.local/share/JetBrains/Toolbox with all its contents
  • Remove file ~/.local/share/applications/jetbrains-toolbox.desktop

On Windows and macOS follow the standard software uninstall procedure.

Note: If you would like to Check for Updates... button in IDE work again perform the following steps:

  • Inside the IDE go to Help-> Edit Custom VM Options.. and delete the following key:

  • After that restart the IDE and try Check for Updates button again.

Thanks, I had a bug with my toolbox and had to reinstall it but I didn't find any tutorial


When I attempt to uninstall from Windows 10 I see an error: Windows cannot find 'C:\Users\-----\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Toolbox\bin\Uninstall.exe'

I had a look and that file is indeed not present.


Same problem as Hugh Stimson.


There exists an Uninstall.exe.nsis file but no Uninstall.exe file.


I have the same issue Hugh and Gregln.


Uninstall.exe file is indeed currently missing. This bug we hope to fix soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience. 


Mac OSX: Deleted Toolbox from /Applications

Now when I try to update IntelliJ IDEA it says: "Unable to check for IntelliJ IDEA updates as they are managed by Toolbox."

So I guess to completelly uninstall Toolbox from OSX you have to execute some more steps.

What are those steps?



Hi Alexandre,

Inside the IDE go to Help-> Edit Custom VM Options.. and delete the following key:

After that restart the IDE itself and try Check for Updates button again.

Please let me know if it helps.


This is ridiculous instructions... the toolbox should just be uninstallable from Program and Features / Add / Remove programs however when you try it just errors out and asks if you want to remove it from the list. That's stupid, and that is after uninstall all the apps installed by it.  Also, you have no way to uninstall your ETW Collector service. Everything has to be manually removed via files system and registry, this is the worse product installer ever, it can install and uninstall all your products except for itself and its logging service. 

I am so glad VS 2017 has all the features I used in R# especially when combined with the free Roslynator 2017 extension. This is the first and last time I will be uninstalling it after almost 8 years and you make it so painful why would someone think of coming back.


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