Uninstall minikube

Reference on uninstalling minikube from your system completely.

Uninstall minikube on Windows

Following are the ways you can install minikube on Windows. Depending on how you installed minikube, please follow the guide appropriately.

Chocolatey

If you have installed minikube using Chocolatey package manager, follow the below steps to completely uninstall minikube from your system - - Open a command prompt with Administrator privileges. - We need to delete the cluster which was created by minikube - minikube delete - Run, choco uninstall minikube to remove the minikube package from your system. - Now, navigate to your User Folder - C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME (You can also find the path by expanding the environment variable %USERPROFILE%) - In this folder, delete the .minikube folder.

Windows Installer

If you have downloaded and installed minikube using the Windows Installer provided in our Releases, kindly follow the below steps - - Open a command prompt with Administrator privileges. - We need to delete the cluster which was created by minikube - minikube delete - Now, open the Run dialog box (Win+R), type in appwiz.cpl and hit Enter key. - In there, find an entry for the Minikube installer, right click on it & click on Uninstall. - Follow the onscreen prompts to uninstall minikube from your system. - Now, navigate to your User Folder - C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME (You can also find the path by expanding the environment variable %USERPROFILE%) - In this folder, delete the .minikube folder.

Binary/Direct

If you have downloaded just the binary and are using it to run minikube, please follow the below steps - - Open a command prompt with Administrator privileges. - We need to delete the cluster which was created by minikube - minikube delete - Delete the minikube binary. - Now, navigate to your User Folder - C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME (You can also find the path by expanding the environment variable %USERPROFILE%) - In this folder, delete the .minikube folder.

Uninstall minikube on Linux

Binary/Direct

If you have installed minikube using the direct download method, follow the below steps to uninstall minikube completely from your system - - In the shell, type in minikube delete to delete the minikube cluster. - Remove the binary using rm /usr/local/bin/minikube - Remove the directory containing the minikube configuration rm -rf ~/.minikube

Debian/Ubuntu (Deb)

If you have installed minikube using the (deb) file, follow the below instructions - - In the shell, type in minikube delete to delete the minikube cluster. - Uninstall the minikube package completely - sudo dpkg -P minikube - Remove the minikube configuration directory - rm -rf ~/.minikube

Fedora/Red Hat (RPM)

If you have installed minikube using RPM, follow the below steps - - In the shell, type in minikube delete to delete the minikube cluster. - Uninstall the minikube package - sudo rpm -e minikube - Remove the minikube configuration directory - rm -rf ~/.minikube

Uninstall minikube on MacOS

Binary/Direct

If you have installed minikube using the direct download method, follow the below steps to uninstall minikube completely from your system - - In the shell, type in minikube delete to delete the minikube cluster. - Remove the binary using rm /usr/local/bin/minikube - Remove the directory containing the minikube configuration rm -rf ~/.minikube

Brew

If you have installed minikube using the direct download method, follow the below steps to uninstall minikube completely from your system - - In the shell, type in minikube delete to delete the minikube cluster. - Uninstall the minikube package using brew uninstall minikube - Remove the directory containing the minikube configuration rm -rf ~/.minikube