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.
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This procedure does not recover update functionality on MacOS. I'm running Catalina and I made the mistake of installing Toolbox. I uninstalled it according the the procedure described above, but IntelliJ still won't let me manually check for update because they are managed by toolbox. I've had a paid Ultimate license for 4 years and this is not acceptable.

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On macOS, remember to remove the launch agent. Look in ~/Library/LaunchAgents and you'll find it. You could call this "mostly harmless" - it leaves JetBrains errors in system log if you ever have cause to look there.

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Apparently this is an old issue and when following a link to the bug fix, it says closed. However, when I try to uninstall the Toolbox from Windows 10, I still get the error that Uninstall.exe can't be found.

Looking for C:\Users\<my_username>\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Toolbox\bin\Uninstall.exe I can see the file is indeed not present. Did the issue return?

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Where does the Toolbox saves its own settings? I want to completely remove Toolbox and if I reinstall then I would expect it to start afresh. If I remove the above folders will it also wipe Toolbox's settings and account login.


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