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completely uninstall vmware on mac
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Usage: bash uninstall_vmware.bash
remove() {
entry="$1"
echo -ne "Removing \e[1;34m$entry\e[0m... "
sudo rm -rf "$entry" &> /tmp/uninstall-vmware.log
if [[ ! -e "$entry" ]]; then
echo -e "\e[1;32mOK\e[0m"
else
echo -e "\e[1;31mFAILED\e[0m"
fi
}
remove "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app"
remove "/Library/Application Support/VMware"
remove "/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion"
remove "/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"
remove "/private/var/root/Library/Logs/VMware"
remove "/private/var/db/vmware"
remove "/Library/Logs/VMware/"
remove "/private/var/run/vmware"
remove "/private/var/run/VMware Fusion Services.lock"
remove "/private/var/run/VMware Fusion Services.sock"
remove "/private/var/root/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"
remove "$HOME/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion"
remove "$HOME/Library/Caches/com.vmware.fusion"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"
remove "$HOME/Library/Logs/VMware"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/VMware Fusion"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.LSSharedFileList.plist.lockfile"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist.lockfile"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionDaemon.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionDaemon.plist.lockfile"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist"
remove "$HOME/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusionStartMenu.plist.lockfile"
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pwnsdx commented Sep 16, 2016

Hello,

I found some files that was not deleted by your script. I added them in my fork: https://gist.github.com/pwnsdx/8bf29a7e87a78addc3a3db5f08c197f8/revisions

Feel free to add them here.

S.

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rehanhwr commented Oct 21, 2018

thanks

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KylianVermeulen commented Mar 30, 2020

Ty :)

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