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PostgreSQL Uninstalling On Linux/Windows

The PostgreSQL installer creates an uninstaller in the installation directory. On Linux or
Mac, the name of the uninstaller is:
The uninstaller is located in:

On Windows, the uninstaller is named:

The uninstaller is located in:

C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.6
Un-installing PostgreSQL on a Windows System

  • You can also use the graphical interface provided by Windows to uninstall PostgreSQL 9.3. Navigate through the Windows Control Panel to open the Windows Uninstall or change a program dialog

  • Right click on PostgreSQL 9.3, and select Uninstall/Change from the context menu. When prompted, confirm that you wish to uninstall PostgreSQL

  • Please note that uninstalling PostgreSQL will leave the data directory and database service user intact; when prompted, click OK to continue
  • A progress bar will keep you informed as PostgreSQL is removed.

When PostgreSQL has been removed, an Info dialog opens to confirm Click OK to exit.

Uninstalling PostgreSQL on a Linux System
To uninstall PostgreSQL on a Linux system, assume the identity of an operating system
superuser, navigate into the directory that contains the uninstaller, and invoke the
uninstaller with the command:
The uninstaller will open a popup, asking you to confirm that you wish to uninstall

Click Yes to continue and uninstall PostgreSQL, or No to exit the uninstaller.

If you selected Yes, the uninstaller opens, and proceeds to remove PostgreSQL

When the uninstaller completes, a Warning notifies you that the data directory and service user account have not been removed 

Click OK to close the Warning; an Info popup informs you that the uninstallation is complete 

Click OK to exit the uninstaller.


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