Uninstalling Acquia Dev Desktop


  • End of Support notice! Acquia has stopped support for Dev Desktop on June 30, 2021. Acquia recommends that you transition to Acquia Cloud IDE for a managed development environment on Cloud Platform. For more information, see Migrating from Dev Desktop to Cloud IDE.

    Acquia also provides limited integration with open source alternatives to Cloud IDE for local development. For more information, see Local development solutions.

  • 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:

  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)