Can't uninstall Rider 2018.3.4


I had installed fewer versions of Rider. 2018, 2020 and 2021 and trying to clean-up my Windows PC by uninstalling older versions.  

It was easy to uninstall version 2020, it was seen in "programs and features" but version 2018 is not seen there. That is what I see:

Meanwhile I could see and run version 2018. Moreover it is a best match, from time to time I misclick and open older version.


How could I uninstall version 2018.3.4?


Hi Kirillselyak

Thank you for contacting us. 

Are you still able to launch 2018.3.4? Do you remember how did you install it? Do you use dotUltimate installer or ToolBox for managing your IDEs? 

Thank you in advance! 


>> Are you still able to launch 2018.3.4? 
Yes, version 2018.3.4 is still be runnable. I could launch and work with it. 
Below is the content of the dialog - Help\About.  Actual version is a bit another, it is 2018.3.5 

JetBrains Rider 2018.3.5
Build #RD-183.6246.12, built on May 16, 2019
Licensed to ##############################
You have a perpetual fallback license for this version
Subscription is active until April 3, 2022
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1343-b28 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Windows 10 10.0

>> Do you remember how did you install it? 
I don't remember, most likely it was an installer recommended on some JetBrains web pages.  

>> Do you use dotUltimate installer or ToolBox for managing your IDEs? 
I used the installer from here to install latest version - 2021.2.1 exe version



Hi Kirillselyak

Thank you for the details.

What you can try to do is install our ToolBox. It should detect all previously installed instances of Rider and other our IDEs. So you will be able to remove an old Rider via the ToolBox. 

On the other hand, you can check the default path where Rider could be installed and remove the path manually. For Windows, it is `%APPDATA%\JetBrains\<product><version>`. 

I hope this helps! Let me know if I could help you with something else. 



Toolbox didn't help, that what it showed for me

`%APPDATA%\JetBrains doesn't contain version 2018.  
Folder 2020.3 was nearly empty, just contained some files that weigh some kbytes


Kirillselyak, that's interesting. 

Please, try the following: go to `Help | Collect logs`, then open the created archive. There should be a text file called `troubleshooting`. Please check the paths specified in the About section.



Alexandra Guk, as far was I know roaming folder doesn't contain installations. At least it was not intended for storing installations.
There should be stored user specific settings, user experience etc 
If I delete folder Rider2021.2 there I would expect that Rider 2021 will continue function.
Rider settings, projects settings, license information etc could be lost. 

I found from which place Rider 2018.3.4 run. From here C:\Program Files\JetBrains\JetBrains Rider 2018.3.4\bin   
That is what I have seen in JetBrains folder.
I have deleted this folder and latest version works fine, no issue.
Might be this info will help you to make Rider even better.

Thank you for assistance!



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