How to Uninstall Python

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22-10-2020, 04:30
This wikiHow teaches you how to remove the Python application and its related files and folders from your computer. You can do this on both Windows and Mac computers.

On Windows 10

  1. Open Start . Click the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of the screen. A pop-up menu will appear.
  2. Open Settings . Click the Settings gear icon in the lower-left side of the Start menu. This will bring up the Settings window.
  3. Click Apps. It's in the middle of the Settings window.
  4. Find the version of Python you want to uninstall. Scroll down until you reach the "P" section, then look for apps with "Python" in the name (e.g., "Python 3.6").
    • You may first have to click the Apps & features tab in the upper-left corner of the window.
  5. Click the Python version's name. Doing so will expand it to display an Uninstall button.
  6. Click Uninstall. It's below the Python version's name.
  7. Click Uninstall when prompted. You should see this appear at the top of the Python version's name.
  8. Click Yes when prompted. Doing so confirms that you want to uninstall Python.
  9. Allow Python to uninstall. You should see a pop-up window with a progress bar appear; once the progress bar reaches its end and disappears, Python should be uninstalled.
    • You may have to click through some prompts as part of the uninstall process.
  10. Uninstall other versions of Python if necessary. Since Python can have multiple versions installed at once, search for more Python installations in the "P" section of the installed apps; if you find another version of Python installed, repeat the above steps to uninstall it if necessary.
    • You might also want to delete the Python Launcher app.
  11. Remove the Python 2 folder. While uninstalling Python 3 will remove the Python 3 folder(s) from your computer, the Python 2 folder will remain behind even if you uninstall its program. To remove the folder, do the following:
    • Open This PC.
    • Double-click your hard drive in the "Devices and drives" section.
    • Find the "Python27" (or similar) folder in the list of folders.
    • Select the Python folder, then right-click it to prompt a drop-down menu.
    • Click Delete in the drop-down menu.

On Mac

  1. Open Finder. Click the Finder app icon, which resembles a blue face, in your Mac's Dock.
    • You can also just click a blank space on the desktop.
  2. Click Go. It's a menu item at the top of the screen. Clicking it prompts a drop-down menu.
  3. Click Go to Folder…. You'll find this near the bottom of the Go drop-down menu. Doing so opens a pop-up window.
  4. Enter the address to your Python installation folder. Depending on your installed version of Python, you'll type one of the following addresses into the "Go to Folder" text box:
    • For Python 3.6 and up, you'll enter /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions here.
    • For Python 2.7, you'll enter /Library/Python/Versions or /Library/Python here.
  5. Click Go. It's at the bottom of the pop-up window. This will open the folder in which Python is installed.
  6. Select the version number folder. Click once the folder that has Python's version number as its name.
    • For example, if you're deleting Python 3.6, you would click the 3.6 folder once to select it.
  7. Click File. It's in the upper-left corner of your Mac's screen. Doing so prompts a drop-down menu.
  8. Click Move to Trash. This is in the File drop-down menu.
  9. Enter your password when prompted. Type in the password you use to log into your Mac.
    • Skip this step and the next one if you aren't asked to input a password.
  10. Click OK. It's at the bottom of the password prompt. Doing so closes the password window and moves your selected Python folder to the Trash.
  11. Delete the Python program if necessary. Not all versions of Python will install a program in your Mac's Applications folder, but you should check to make sure. You can look for and delete a Python application by doing the following:
    • Click Go at the top of the screen.
    • Click Applications in the drop-down menu.
    • Look for an application with "Python" in the name (e.g., "Python 3.6").
    • Select the application if you find it.
    • Click File, then click Move to Trash.
    • Enter your password, then click OK.


  • Uninstalling Python 3 should also remove it from the PATH variable list.


  • Since there are multiple possible installations of Python, it may take a while for you to uninstall completely Python from your computer.
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