August 16, 2018 - No Comments!

Easy Help to Uninstall MySQL Workbench on a Mac OS X

“I accidentally installed the PowerPC version of MySQL on my Intel Mac in Snow Leopard, and it installed without a problem but of course doesn't run properly. I just didn't pay enough attention. Now when I try to install the correct x86 version it says that it can't install because a newer version is already installed. A Google query led me to perform these actions/delete these files to uninstall it:

sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*

And finally removed the line MYSQLCOM=-YES- from /etc/hostconfig

They haven't seemed to help at all. I am still receiving the same message about there being a newer version. I tried installing an even newer version (the current Beta) and it also gave me the same message about a newer version already being installed. I can't uninstall MySQL Workbench from the Prefs Pane because I never installed the PrefPane also.

So, how can I completely uninstall MySQL Workbench without any remaining left in hard drive of macOS? Can someone tell me how to do?”

There is proper way to easily get rid of the leftover in OS X of course, but you need to download a new tool, which automatically analysis & delete MySQL Workbench with easy steps.


Manually remove leftovers of MySQL Workbench

Usually, if you use the manual steps to remove MySQL Workbench, you need to do these:

To completely uninstall MySQL OS X it is neccessary to remove numerous files.

  • Open the Terminal
  • Use mysqldump to backup your databases
  • Check for MySQL processes with: ps -ax | grep mysql
  • Stop and kill any MySQL processes
  • Analyze MySQL on HomeBrew:

brew remove mysql
brew cleanup

  • Remove files:

sudo rm /usr/local/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/var/mysql
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/mysql*
sudo rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist
sudo rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/MySQLCOM
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/My*

  • Unload previous MySQL Auto-Login:

launchctl unload -w ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.mysql.plist

  • Remove previous MySQL Configuration:

subl /etc/hostconfig`
# Remove the line MYSQLCOM=-YES-

  • Remove previous MySQL Preferences:

rm -rf ~/Library/PreferencePanes/My*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/mysql*
sudo rm -rf /Library/Receipts/MySQL*
sudo rm -rf /private/var/db/receipts/*mysql*

  • Restart your computer just to ensure any MySQL processes are killed
  • Try to run mysql, it shouldn't work

Easy Help to Uninstall MySQL Workbench on a Mac OS X

Much easier to completely uninstall MySQL Workbench

So, an easy helper to uninstall MySQL Workbench is quite needed to solve this problem, because not many users can easily or successfully get rid of this thing without any trouble.

Osx uninstaller is a Quick & Efficient removal tool in daily using of macOS, it will only take couple of minutes to deal with the unwanted targets when it has to be. Only in couple of clicks, it uninstalls MySQL Workbench with all leftovers in a minute, follow the instruction to easily get rid of MySQL Workbench for Mac.

Now, follow the easy steps to run removal:

  • Step 1. Select MySQL Workbench which you need to remove in the list, easily hit Run analysis button;
  • Step 2. Then, the uninstaller will analysis the target app as fast as in a few seconds later, click the button “Complete Uninstall” when all the related folders and flies appeared in the list;
  • Step 3. The tool will easily delete all the related folders and flies scanned in Step 2, now press Back to Step 1 and click Refresh, MySQL Workbench is gone from the list.

See, how it could be that simple to uninstall MySQL on OS X without any leftovers, Osx tells you anything can be so easy to remove any unwanted applications.

For more details & information to completely uninstall MySQL Workbench, please visit this STORY.

Published by: RefreshingCities Editor

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