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Uninstalling Acquia Dev Desktop


Before you uninstall Acquia Dev Desktop, be sure to back up your websites using More > Export to Drupal archive. Uninstalling Acquia Dev Desktop deletes the websites in Acquia Dev Desktop, including your websites’ files and databases.

To uninstall Acquia Dev Desktop, complete the following steps:

  1. In Acquia Dev Desktop, click Stop, and then close Acquia Dev Desktop.
  2. Run the uninstall application based on your operating system:
    • Mac: Run the uninstall application at /Applications/DevDesktop/
    • Windows: From the Start menu, select All Programs > Acquia Dev Desktop > Uninstall Acquia Dev Desktop.
  3. Follow the instructions to uninstall Acquia Dev Desktop.

Uninstalling Acquia Dev Desktop removes the following components:

  • MySQL server and database, including all website content
  • Drupal codebase and files
  • Apache HTTP server
  • Windows-only: XMail server (if installed as part of Acquia Dev Desktop)