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How do I uninstall MATLAB on a Mac OS X machine?

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I would like to uninstall MATLAB on my Macintosh machine. How is MATLAB uninstalled on a Mac OS X machine?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 5 May 2016
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 5 May 2016
As with all applications on MacOS, to uninstall MATLAB drag the MATLAB icon from your applications folder to the trash. Empty the trash to reclaim the drive space used by MATLAB.
If you are using an Individual or Designated Computer license, you should also deactivate MATLAB before deleting it:

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Xi Chen
Xi Chen on 17 Nov 2016
There is an uninstaller come with the install.dmg. But you can just delete all the MatLab in Application folder.

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Asya K
Asya K on 24 Jan 2019
To uninstall Matlab completely you should first delete it from the Applications folder, then go to the Library and remove its service files from the following subfolders:
  • ~/Library/Application Support
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Containers
  • ~/Library/Cookies
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • ~/Library/LaunchDaemons
  • ~Library/Logs
  • ~/Library/Preferences
  • ~/Library/PreferencePanes
Also, you can uninstall Matlab using the Lisence centre or a special uninstalller.

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ClemHarvey
ClemHarvey on 27 May 2019
MATLAB includes the Live Editor for creating scripts that combine code, output, and formatted text in an executable notebook. To uninstall MATLAB on a Mac, you can simply drag it to Trash but this will leave a mess of leftover junk.
To clean up MATLAB file extensions (including MATLAB, Simulink, Simscape, MuPAD, etc), user preferences and other orphaned data, open Finder > Go > Go To Folder > Enter ~/Library/Application/Support/MATLAB/
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Search all the MATLAB files by digging into each folder. Most of them are stored in: Application Support | Caches | Containers | Frameworks | Logs | Preferences | Saved | Application State | WebKit
Or you can follow this simple MATLAB uninstall guide to get it done quickly.

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Jason Moris
Jason Moris on 11 Dec 2019
This answer was flagged by Walter Roberson
The uninstall is not finished completely if only by deleting the app in Application folder and there are a lot of leftover files in Support Folder. For a clean store, pls take a lookt at the tutorial shared in this page (https://www.tunesbro.com/best-app-uninstaller-mac.html) . All of the files and folders associated with MATLAB will be deleted at the same time. I just did this a few days ago on macOS Catalina.

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