Uninstalling Confluence from Windows

This page describes the procedure for uninstalling an instance of Confluence which has been installed using the Windows Installer.

To uninstall Confluence from Windows:

  1. Log in to Windows as the same user that was used to install Confluence with the Windows Installer.
  2. Start the uninstaller by doing either of the following:
    • Click the Windows Start Menu > All Programs > Confluence > Uninstall Confluence
      OR
    • Open the Windows Control Panel, choose Add or Remove Programs (on Windows XP) or Programs and Features on (Windows 7, Vista) and then select Confluence X.Y from the list of applications and click Uninstall/Change.
      OR
    • Open the Windows command prompt and do the following:
      1. Change directory to your Confluence installation directory
      2. Run the uninstall.exe file
  3. Follow the prompts to uninstall Confluence from your computer.

(info) Please note:

  • The uninstaller will not delete the Confluence Home Directory.
  • All log files that were generated while Confluence was running will not be deleted.
  • All files within the Confluence Installation Directory will be deleted (with the exception of the Tomcat log folder located in the Confluence Installation Directory).
  • The uninstaller can be made to operate in unattended mode by specifying the -q option at the Windows command prompt — i.e. uninstall -q
  • If you wish to re-install Confluence in 'unattended mode', do not uninstall your previous installation of Confluence just yet. See Using the Silent Installation Feature for more information.

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