Remove programs from WINE

Now uninstalling programs installed under WINE is pretty easy isnt it? But sometimes, even though you have uninstalled a program, the menus of it might persist in the GNOME Menu > WINE > Programs

This is quite a common problem with an easy solution. The next time you see list of programs in the menu which you have already uninstalled, do this:

Go to /home/username/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs folder (the username being your username) and delete the files which have the names of that already removed program.

Thats it! Close the folder and check the GNOME menu now, your WINE menu will be exactly as it should be.


(For tips on how you should install WINE and modify it to benefit you, check out another blog post of mine here)


14 Responses to “Remove programs from WINE”

  1. 1 Echo
    February 17, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the info. Worked Great!

  2. 3 batsog mulach
    June 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    where is /home/username/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs. located can you give a step by step process. I am using ubuntu 10.4

  3. 6 Juan Dela Cruz
    August 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Nice one..it works! Thanks a lot..:)

  4. 7 user43
    August 31, 2011 at 6:53 pm


    thanks, but

    how do I remove application from the “remove software from wine” list?

  5. 8 Juan Dela Cruz
    September 12, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Thanks! Really works..

  6. 9 suhail
    October 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    nice job….thanks…:)

  7. 10 manoj
    December 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    hey thankyou so mcuh

  8. 11 Jay Smith
    February 21, 2012 at 2:16 am

    hey im trying to delete the programs i installed via wine, i went to the wine uninstaller menu and uninstalled them but when i type the program into the unity search i still find the shortcuts how can i get rid of those shortcuts? There very annoying, thanks for your help and time. 🙂

  9. 12 manning
    April 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Why not use the wine uninstaller? 😉 Just run “wine uninstaller” then proceed like under windows.

  10. February 5, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Or, you could just put a dot (.) in front of the name to make it invisible from the menu. Then if you want to reinstall the program, but the menu is not properly updated (for example if you remove iTunes and remove the menu entry, then if you reinstall it, it is not automatically updated in the menu, you have to create a menu entry manually), just remove the dot and the application name will reappear in the menu.

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