Q100138: Uninstalling MARI

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This article explains what you need to do in order to fully uninstall Mari on Windows.

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To uninstall Mari from your machine please follow the steps below for your operating system:

 

WINDOWS

To uninstall Mari on Windows, there are a few things you need to do:

  • Navigate to Start > All Programs > The Foundry > Mari <version-number> and select Uninstall.The Mari Uninstall dialog displays.
  • Click Yes to uninstall the application files.
  • Delete, rename, or move your .mari folder, if it exists. The .mari folder contains customized files such as preferences, workspaces, and so on.

Note: The .mari folder is usually found under the directory pointed to by the HOME environment variable. If this variable is not set, which is common, the .mari directory is under the folder specified by the USERPROFILE environment variable, which is generally one of the following:

  • drive letter:\Documents and Settings\login name\
  • drive letter:\Users\<USERNAME>\

To find out if the HOME and USERPROFILE environment variables are set and where they are pointing at, enter %HOME% or %USERPROFILE% into the address bar in Windows Explorer. If the environment variable is set, the folder it’s pointing at is opened. If it’s not set, you get an error.

  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari folder by navigating to drive. letter:\Users\<USERNAME>\Documents\
  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari folder by navigating to drive. letter:\Users\<USERNAME>\Documents\.

Note: This folder is an output folder and doesn’t affect the stability of Mari.

  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari projects folder that contains your cached files. This folder resides in the location you picked when you created your first project.
  • Delete any Mari-related environment variables by doing the following:
  1. Click on Start.
  2. Select Computer.
  3. Click System Properties.
  4. Click the Advanced system settings tab.
  5. Click the Environment Variables … button.

The Environment Variables dialog opens.
Select any Mari-related environment variables and click Delete.

 

MAC OSX

To uninstall Mari on Mac, there are a few things you need to do:

  • Navigate to Applications, select the version of Mari you’d like to uninstall, and delete it.
  • Navigate to the location where the .config/TheFoundry folder is stored and delete, rename or move it to another location. If it exists, you can find it under /Users/<USERNAME>/.config/TheFoundry.

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

To allow your Mac to display it, from the task bar, click Go > Go to Folders and type ~/.config/TheFoundry/.

  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari folder by navigating to: /Users/<USERNAME>/.

Note: This folder is an output folder and doesn’t affect the stability of Mari.

  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari projects folder that contains your cached files. This folder resides in the location you picked when you created your first project.
  • Delete your Mari environment variables.

Note: The procedures on how to delete environment variables on a Mac operating system vary depending on which version of OS X you are using. For more information, see Q100127: How to delete/unset environment variables

 

LINUX

To uninstall Mari on Linux, there are a few things you need to do:

Note: Make sure you have the right permissions to uninstall an application on your Linux system.

  • Navigate to where you installed Mari to delete the application folder of the required version of Mari.
  • Delete, rename, or move the .config/TheFoundry/ folder located in your home directory. You can use the $HOME environment variable to check the path to your home directory.
  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari folder by navigating to: /home/<USERNAME>.

Note: This folder is an output folder and doesn’t affect the stability of Mari.

  • Delete, rename, or move your Mari projects folder that contains your cached files. This folder resides in the location you picked when you created your first project.
  • Delete your Mari environment variables.

Note: The procedures on how to delete environment variables on a Linux operating system vary depending on which version of Linux you are using. For more information, see Q100127: How to delete/unset environment variables

 


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