Permanently Remove Python From Windows Machine

This guide intends to teach you to Remove Python From Windows Machine Permanently. Python is a programming language that you can use to create and run scripts. If you plan to clean up your storage or install a new version, you may need to uninstall the Python app from your Windows completely. So you can follow the following simple steps to remove Python and its folders and other related folders on your Windows machine.

Best Way To Permanently Remove Python From Windows Machine

Before you start your Python removal process, log in to your Windows Client and follow the steps below. In this guide, to show you the guide steps we use Windows 10.

You can start by locating your Python installation folder path.

Step 1 – Where is Python installed on Windows?

First, you must locate your Python installation folder. By default, Python is installed under C:\Users[Your Username]\AppData\Local\Programs\Python folder.

But if you are not sure, you can open your command prompt and use the command below to locate your Python on Windows:

where python

Example output:

Locate Python installed folder on Windows

As you can see, we have the above folder path for Python. Remember your locations and follow the steps below.

Step 2 – Uninstall Python From Windows Apps

At this point, you must open your Windows settings. To do this, you can press the ‘Win + I‘ button. From there, click on Apps.

Delete Python from Windows Apps

Then, from the Apps and Features screen, search for Python.

Search for Python installed packages

Next, click on the Python app and click Uninstall.

Uninstall Python App

This will open a pop-up window that says it will uninstall Python and related info. Click Uninstall.

Verify Python Uninstallation

Wait until the removal process is completed.

Python Uninstall Progress on Windows

Once your Python uninstallation is completed, check your Python folders again on Windows. From your CMD, you can run:

where python

You may still have a file containing Python. This means that it is not completely removed.

Check for Python folders again

Step 3 – Completely Remove Python Using CMD From Windows

As you saw in the above step, we have a Python folder after the removal process. This means that we have selected the “Add Python to PATH” option during installation.

From your File Explorer, check your Python files. In this case, we have:

Check Python Exe Files

To completely remove Python, navigate to your Windows Apps Python folder from CMD.

In this example, it looks like this:

navigate to your Windows Apps Python folder

Then, run the following del command to remove your Python folders:

del python.exe
del python3.exe
del python3.7.exe

Now you can check your Python folder path, there should not be any folder.

Completely Uninstall Python Using CMD

Step 4 – Delete Pip Packages From Windows

The removal process doesn’t delete the pip packages. At this point, you can start to delete your Python pip packages on Windows. From your file explorer, navigate to the AppData\Local\Porgrams folder:

Then, you should see a Python folder. Right-click on it and delete the folder.

Remove Pip Packages From Windows

To apply the changes, you can restart your Windows machine.

That’s it you are done. At this point, you have permanently deleted your Python app from Windows.

Final Words for Python Removal Process

As you can see, you can remove your Python app by doing some easy steps. You just need to remember that you should remove the Python Exe packages too from your system to completely remove your package. Also, you must delete the pip packages because if you don’t, you will have the same pip packages when reinstalling Python.

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