How can I completely uninstall/remove JetBrains WebStorm IDE in Ubuntu? I already ran rm -rf ~/WebStorm-145.1616.9/ to remove the installation folder and rm -rf ~/.WebStorm2016.1/ to remove the config folder, but its not completely removed because the WebStorm icon still appears when I search for it in the Unity search bar.

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Actually, all answers are for many years ago, for versions around the year 2020 you should go to the ~ and find .config and .cache folder and then delete your specific folder version inside JetBrains folder:


Best way for doing is following the instructions in the Jetbrains website: This is the link jetbrains help center

Delete the installation directory. in my case it is:

sudo rm -rf /opt/WebStorm2021.2

Remove the following directories:

sudo rm -rf ~/.config/JetBrains/WebStorm2021.2

sudo rm -rf ~/.cache/JetBrains/WebStorm2021.2

sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/JetBrains/WebStorm2021.2

following these steps will clean remove the WebStorm completely from you machine :)

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  • @music2myear hey thanks for mentioning that, I''m gonna do that Oct 20, 2021 at 7:24

you also need to remove the installation folder



If you already removed the hidden files from your home directory just do it!

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