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How To Easily Uninstall Anaconda Manually

In this article, we will be explaining how to easily uninstall Anaconda manually.

Anaconda is a free Python distribution platform open-source. This software gathers all the necessary components in one toolkit and is popularly used by data scientists and aimed data scientists. It takes about 3 GB of disk space and works as a full-fledged program, in contrast to other software. In this article, we will be explaining how to uninstall Anaconda manually quickly.

How To Uninstall Anaconda

To uninstall Anaconda, you can do a simple removal of the program. This will leave a few files behind, which for most users is just fine.

Method 1: Windows Tools.

Windows tool is a built-in feature you can use to remove or uninstall Anaconda. However, follow the steps to get it done:

  • Launch or open your Windows tools.
  • Click the Windows search bar in the bottom left corner.
  • Now, push the Start icon.
  • Then, tap the item to view the list of the apps on your PC.
  • Locate Anaconda in that list, left-click it and press the Uninstall button.
  • Then, click another Uninstall button in the pop-up Windows to confirm the removal.
  • OS may request the confirmation as administrator, and after it, the built-in uninstaller will appear. 
  • Confirm and wait until completion. 

Method 2. Uninstall Anaconda Manually.

The software can be removed in two ways. Either you run a program’s native installer/uninstall or directly remove files and folders. 

  • Launch the Task Manager  (Ctrl+Shift+Esc).
  • Now, go to the processes tab.
  • Close Anaconda applications – detect the conda.exe process and end it and any other tasks related to Anaconda or Python.

Location of files and folders

Default Anaconda location on Windows 10: 


Also, delete all the Start menu shortcuts manually if you delete files and folders manually one by one. The path of these shortcuts usually looks like this: 

C:\Users\*Username*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Anaconda3 (n-bit). 

If you have no idea where Anaconda is located, use the File Explorer built-in search box. 

Manual Removal Of Anaconda 

  • Check to make sure you have the uninstalled ready.
  • Now, open the main folder of the app and locate the uninstaller.
  • In some cases, it looks like Uninstall-Anaconda3.exe.
  • Open and confirm it, then wait a bit.
  • Now reboot your Computer.

Alternatively, one can delete files and folders. Afterward, use the File Explorer search box for potential leftovers, but be careful not to remove system files. 

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