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    How to completely uninstall WINE

    I installed WINE and tried to run a couple of Win apps -- didn't really work out very well. How do I remove WINE? I have followed the askubuntu suggestions to no avail. There are still icons on my desktop and WINE folders/files I would like to delete. When I try to delete the files I'm told that I am not the owner and can't delete them. Have tried chmod without success. Any help is appreciated.

    And BTW, since I'm just trying to figure this all out and have a fairly new install, it might just be easier to reformat the partition and start from again from scratch with a clean install??
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    Re: How to completely uninstall WINE

    How did you install wine?

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    Cool Re: How to completely uninstall WINE

    sudo apt purge wine*
    sudo apt autoremove rm -r .wine

    Restart
    dpkg --list | grep wine

    To see if Wine is still installed.
    Last edited by bernard010; 1 Week Ago at 06:09 PM.

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    Re: How to completely uninstall WINE

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    How did you install wine?
    I used the process outlined at https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu
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    Quote Originally Posted by bernard010 View Post
    sudo apt purge wine*
    sudo apt autoremove rm -r .wine

    Restart
    dpkg --list | grep wine

    To see if Wine is still installed.
    OK, thanks. I'll try that next time. I have just cleared the Ubuntu partition and reinstalled 18.04 from scratch. That should fix it. At least I'm getting more proficient at installing the OS.
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    Re: How to completely uninstall WINE

    Now, if you intend to install Wine again, always prefer the version already in the official Ubuntu repositories. And if you need different versions then install PlayonLinux to mange them in different containers.

    Of course, avoid emulated software as much as you can, always prefer native versions or alternative native software. If you really need that much Windows programs then use Windows.

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    Re: How to completely uninstall WINE

    I have installed Ubuntu over and over again also and i agree...
    You can get the Snap: ' Synaptic ' , Type it in the snap search bar. It is the Synaptic Package Manager.
    Here is the documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto

    Install the entire wine package if you need it again. Or uninstall it easier with Synaptic.
    Last edited by bernard010; 1 Week Ago at 03:24 AM.

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