How to completely uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is a comprehensive and reliable piece of software whose main purpose it to help users develop Java, Groovy, Scala or Android applications with ease.

Are you having trouble uninstalling IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition?
Are you looking for a solution that will completely uninstall and remove all of its files from your computer?
This guide will provide you with detailed instructions and all the information that you require to remove and uninstall
IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition.

What usually makes people to uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

It seems that there are many users who have difficulty uninstalling programs like IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition from their systems. Some experience issues during uninstallation, whereas other encounter problems after the program is removed.

These are the main reasons why IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition is uninstalled by users:

  • The program is not compatible with other installed applications.
  • The program crashes or hangs periodically/frequently.
  • The program is not as good as the user expected.
  • The program is being re-installed (uninstalled and installed again afterwards).
  • The program is regarded by the user and/or some websites as a potentially malicious.
  • The program is not listed in the Windows Settings or Control Panel.
  • After removing the program, some of its related processes still run on the computer.
  • Some traces of the program can still can be found on the computer.
  • Removing process running for a long time and does not come to the end.

Possible problems that can arise during uninstallation of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

  • The program’s built-in uninstaller does not start or does not operate properly.
  • A file required for the uninstallation to complete could not be run.
  • Due to an error, not all of the files were successfully uninstalled.
  • Another process is preventing the program from being uninstalled.

There could be other causes why users may not be able to uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition. An incomplete uninstallation of a program may cause problems, which is why thorough removal of programs is recommended.

How to uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition completely


Method 1: Uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition with a third-party uninstaller.

  • 1

    Download and install Revo Uninstaller Pro - 30 days fully functional trial version

  • 2

    Start Revo Uninstaller Pro and open the module "Logs Database"

    screenshot of logs database
  • 3

    In the Search field type "IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition" and you will see all logs of "IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition" in the database compatible with your Windows Version.

  • 4

    Select the appropriate log by version from the list and press the "Uninstall" button from the toolbar

    screenshot of logs uninstall
  • 5

    You will see few popping up windows showing the download and import of the log to your Revo Uninstaller Pro and then the main Uninstall dialog that shows the progress of the uninstall of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition.

Method 2: Uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition via Apps and Features/Programs and Features.

  • 1

    Open the Start Menu and type Apps and Features

    screenshot of apps and features
  • 2

    Look for IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition in the list and click on it. The next step is to click on uninstall, so you can initiate the uninstallation.

    screenshot of apps and features

Method 3: Uninstall IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition with its uninstaller.exe.

Most of the computer programs have uninstall.exe or uninst000.exe in their installation folders. You need to execute these files in order to start the uninstallation process. Here are the steps:

  • 1

    Go to the installation folder of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition. Most of the times it is located in C:\Programs files or C:\Program files(x86)

  • 2

    Locate uninstall.exe or uninst000.exe

    screenshot of uninstall.exe
  • 3

    Double click the file to start the uninstallation process.

Method 4: Uninstall String with Run

  • 1

    Hold the Windows + R keys to open the Run command.

    screenshot of run command
  • 2

    this uninstallation string
    C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 2020.2.3\bin\Uninstall.exe

    and paste it in the Run command window and click OK.

  • 3

    Follow the instructions to complete the uninstallation.

Available logs

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 7 64-bit

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 7 32-bit

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 8.1 64-bit

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 8.1 32-bit

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 10 64-bit

IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition 202.7 on Windows 10 32-bit

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