Uninstalling Anaconda Distribution#

Need to uninstall Anaconda Navigator?


The uninstall procedure might leave behind certain artifacts, such as desktop shortcuts or supplementary files, that must be deleted manually after completion. This is a known issue that is being addressed.

To uninstall your Anaconda installation:

  1. Search for “Control Panel” in the Windows search box and select the Control Panel app.

  2. Click Uninstall a program under Programs.

  3. Select the Anaconda/Miniconda installation you want to uninstall.

  4. Click Uninstall.

  5. Complete the uninstall instructions that appear.

  1. Open your terminal application.

  2. (Optional) Remove any conda initialization scripts from all your terminal shell profiles by running the following command:

    conda activate
    conda init --reverse --all
  3. Remove your entire anaconda3 directory with rm -rf. Depending on your installation, this directory will be in your root folder or in your opt folder.


    To uninstall Miniconda, replace anaconda3 with miniconda3.

    # The following are a few examples of how you
    # may need to delete your Anaconda folder
    rm -rf anaconda3
    rm -rf ~/anaconda3
    rm -rf ~/opt/anaconda3
  4. (Optional) If you have created any environments outside your anaconda3 directory, you can manually delete them to increase available disc space on your computer.

  5. Close and reopen your terminal to refresh it. You should no longer see (base) in your terminal prompt.