Q100134: Uninstalling NUKE

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SUMMARY

This article explains how to uninstall Nuke properly and remove all related files from your machine so you can start a fresh install.
 

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Note: Whenever it is mentioned you can delete files or folders, if you prefer to have a backup, you can always move them to another location or rename them.

 

WINDOWS

Running the Nuke Uninstaller

  • Click on Start, select All Programs, go to The Foundry, then click on the version of Nuke you have installed, and select Uninstall.

The uninstall process starts.

  • Once Nuke has been removed from your Program Files, the Nuke Uninstall dialog pops up indicating you that Nuke has successfully been removed from your machine. Click OK to close this dialog.

Deleting the .nuke folder

  • Make sure your hidden folders are visible:
  1. Go to Windows Explorer
  2. Click on the Organize dropdown
  3. Select  Folder and search options
  4. Go to the View tab
  5. In the Advanced Settings panel, under Hidden files and folders, check the Show hidden files, folders, and drives option.
  6. Click Apply to Folders to apply the change to all folders,
  7. Click on Apply and OK to close the dialog.
  • To access the .nuke folder, on your drive, go to Users, then open the folder with your user name.

Note: You can also find the exact path by using the %USERPROFILE% environment variable. In Windows Explorer, in the address bar, enter %USERPROFILE% and press Enter.

  • The folder containing the .nuke folder opens. Select the folder and delete it.

Deleting the cache folder

  • In Windows Explorer, in the address bar, enter %USERPROFILE% and press Enter.

Your home directory opens.

  • Navigate to the AppData folder, select  Local, then Temp and delete the Nuke cache folder.

Note: If you are working on a shared network, make sure to delete the correct user ID cache folder.

Deleting environment variables

  • Now that all Nuke related folders are deleted, you only need to check if there are any Nuke related environment variables set on your machine and delete them:  
  1. Click on Start
  2. Select Computer
  3. Then System Properties
  4. Click the Advanced system settings tab
  5. And the Environment Variables … button.

The Environment Variables dialog opens. Select any Nuke related environment variables and click the Delete button.

 

MAC OSX

  • Go to Applications, select the version of Nuke you’d like to uninstall, and delete the folder.
  • Navigate to the location where the .nuke folder is stored. If it exists, you can find it under /Users/< your login name>/.nuke

Note: The .nuke folder might be a hidden folder on your machine.

To allow your Mac to display it, from the task bar, click on Go, then Go to Folders,  and type ~/.nuke.

  • On the taskbar click on Go,  then Go to Folders, and type /var/tmp and delete the nuke cache folder.

Note: If you are working on a shared network, make sure to delete the correct user ID cache folder.

Note: As deleting environment variables depends on which version of Mac you’re using, read the following article to find out how to delete the environment variables: Q100127: How to delete/unset environment variables

 

LINUX

  • Make sure you have the right permissions to delete the Nuke folder, and then navigate to /usr/local to delete the required version of Nuke.
  • If it exists, delete the .nuke folder located in your home directory. You can use the $HOME environment variable to check the path to your home directory.
  • Navigate to /var/tmp/nuke and delete the nuke cache folder.

Note:If you are working on a shared network, make sure to delete the correct user ID cache folder.

Note: As deleting environment variables depends on which shell you’re using, read the following article to find out how to delete the environment variables: Q100127: How to delete/unset environment variables

 

All traces of Nuke are removed from your machine and you can now start a fresh install.

 

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