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How to uninstall ROS on Windows

asked 2018-11-05 21:25:49 -0500

drsolanki gravatar image

The ROS on windows installation is giving an error on ros-catkin-tools. I want to uninstall and make a fresh install of ROS on windows, should i just delete the c:/opt/ros folder?

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Anyone figure this out yet?

Ojemz gravatar image Ojemz  ( 2019-07-12 22:39:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-07-17 05:03:14 -0500

chilicheese gravatar image

I guess it is not the best way but worked for me.

choco uninstall ros-melodic-desktop_full

After this Chocolatey still said ROS is installed so I removed chocolatey too.

Then I deleted the Chocolatey Folder: (

You can find it under C:\ProgramData\chocolatey

After this steps I followed the ( introduction but started at the Chocolatey installation.

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I've uninstalled everything but there's still a lot of data in c:\opt\ros\melodic\x64. Do i delete this before re-installig or just leave it alone?

leonardo gravatar image leonardo  ( 2019-07-19 11:42:27 -0500 )edit

I think you can delete it and start a new installation.

Did it work?

chilicheese gravatar image chilicheese  ( 2019-07-21 05:40:04 -0500 )edit

i deletes the files in c:\opt\ros\melodic\x64. and the re-install worked.

leonardo gravatar image leonardo  ( 2019-07-28 01:52:18 -0500 )edit

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