Uninstall PhpStorm Completely from macOS—Osxuninstaller.com

  • Jimmy
  • 18-07-17 8:08
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Got trouble to uninstall PhpStorm on macOS and Mac OS X like this:

“I’ve been using a trail of PhpStorm and recently it started to behave very strange, it crashes any time I try to edit a text. This happens to any text. Even in “new file” dialogue. I believe that this is a problem with some settings or something so I want to wipe PhpStorm from Mac and install it again to see if it helps.
But when I delete PhpStorm from Applications, its folder settings remain somewhere. So. How do I uninstall PhpStorm completely from a Mac computer?”

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Read out our instructions to easily & completely remove PhpStorm for Mac, and you’ll know how it could be easy in the removal tour to remove any unwanted apps on macOS.

PhpStorm is a commercial, cross-platform IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for PHP (Personal Home Page) built on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA platform. It provides an editor for PHP, HTML and JavaScript with on-the-fly code analysis, error prevention and automated refactorings.

Uninstall PhpStorm Completely

Sometimes you might need to uninstall a program for some reasons, but you fail by some reasons all on your own, now we are here offering the perfect solutions for you to quickly uninstall PhpStorm for Mac.

I. Fast & Safe Solution to Uninstall PhpStorm

To correctly, completely uninstall PhpStore from your Mac, you need to go through all the places where its related files are stored and delete all of them. Luckily, in the fast way we provided, Osx Uninstaller is capable to wipe out all setting folders & files in seconds. To learn more tips to run automated tool, keep on reading and try it now.

1. First make sure PhpStorm not running:

a. Right click on the PhpStorm icon on the Dock, then choose Quit;


b. Click the target’s setup on the top left corner, and choose Quit PhpStorm (Commend+ Q).


c. Negative Activity Monitor from Go / Dock, click the Network button, then select all running process of PhpStorm, and then click X on the left, hit Quit to confirm the exit.


d. If it didn’t work, then try force quit window by pressing shortcuts of Command+ Option+ Esc, then select PhpStorm in the list and hit Force Quit.

force quit

2. Then run the OU to completely uninstall PhpStorm:

Step 1. Download & install OU from the above green button, launch it and select what you need to remove in the list, easily hit Run analysis button;

step 1

Step 2. Then, the uninstaller will analysis the target app as fast as in a few seconds later, click the button “Complete Uninstall” when all the related folders and flies appeared in the list;

Step 3. The tool will easily delete all the related folders and flies scanned in Step 2, now press Back to Step 1 and click Refresh, PhpStorm are gone from the list.

More helpful details in the video tutorial below:

II. Manual Solution to Uninstall PhpStorm

There is the most common solution to uninstall PhpStorm of course, but some people only know about the small part of it, which is far away from complete done, so today, we are going to list the compete instruction of how to manually remove PhpStorm from macOS.

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1. First make sure PhpStorm not running:

Similarly, you need to shut down the target application before you start removing.

a. Right click on the PhpStorm icon on the Dock, then choose Quit;


b. Click the target’s setup on the top left corner, and choose Quit PhpStorm (Commend+ Q).


c. Negative Activity Monitor from Go / Dock, click the Network button, then select all running process of PhpStorm, and then click X on the left, hit Quit to confirm the exit.


d. If it didn’t work, then try force quit window by pressing shortcuts of Command+ Option+ Esc, then select PhpStorm in the list and hit Force Quit.

force quit

2. Delete PhpStorm from Applications

  • Click Finder icon in the Dock , then click Applications.
  • Select PhpStorm you want to uninstall, straightly drag it to the Trash.


  • Or right click on it to choose Move to Trash.


3. Remove leftovers

  • Launch Finder, scroll cursor to Go > click Go to Folder…;
  • Type ~/Library in the Go to Folder box and hit Enter key to open it;
  • Next type the key word PhpStorm, Select “Library”;
  • Seam steps in most common folders like Application Support, Preferences & Caches;


  • And other folders like Saved Application States:



  • Delete the related leftovers in these folders:

~/Library/Application Support/

  • Related files:

rm -rf “$HOME/Library/Preferences/WebIde40”
rm -rf “$HOME/Library/Caches/WebIde40”
rm -rf “$HOME/Library/Application Support/WebIde40”
rm -rf “$HOME/Library/Logs/WebIde40”

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Congratulations! PhpStorm has been removed completely and successfully from your Mac. Obviously, the auto removal method saves your time and energy to accomplish the uninstall mission. If you are like to remove other JetBrains product WebStorm, check on this story for more useful tips:

How Could I Uninstall WebStorm on Mac, Osx Uninstaller Report


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