Ubuntu – How to uninstall VMWare Workstation

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After an update, I can no longer run VMWare Workstation, it fails to open. Trying to install it fails on the virtual network, the patch no longer works.

How do I uninstall it completely so I can attempt a fresh reinstall?

Best Answer

VMWare Workstation doesn't ship in a deb, so it isn't registered in dpkg (which is why you can't find it in the software center). It does have an install and uninstall utility though.

To uninstall VMWare Workstation, you will need to run:

sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation  

If you just run:


by itself, it will print all the options you have available. If you run:

vmware-installer -l

It will print a list of all VMWare products you have installed.

Similarly, to uninstall VMWare Player:

sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player