Question: How Do I Uninstall Unreal Engine 5?


Uninstalling Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) is a straightforward process, but it depends on how you have installed UE5 on your system. Here's a step-by-step guide to uninstalling UE5:

For Windows:

  1. Via the Epic Games Launcher:

    • Open the Epic Games Launcher.
    • Navigate to the Library section.
    • Find the installed version of Unreal Engine 5.
    • Click on the three dots next to the engine version.
    • Select Uninstall from the dropdown menu.
  2. Via Control Panel:

    • Go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
    • Find Epic Games Launcher or Unreal Engine.
    • Click Uninstall and follow the prompts.
  3. Manual Removal:

    • Delete the folder where UE5 is installed, which by default is usually C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_5.x.
    • Remove any remaining folders and files related to Unreal Engine in your user directory.

For macOS:

  1. Via Epic Games Launcher:

    • Open the Epic Games Launcher.
    • Go to the Library tab.
    • Next to the engine version, click on the gear icon.
    • Choose Uninstall.
  2. Manual Removal:

    • Trash the Unreal Engine folder found typically in /Users/Shared/Epic Games/UE_5.x.
    • Additionally, delete any associated files in ~/Library/Application Support/Epic.

Cleanup After Uninstallation:

After uninstalling UE5, there may be leftover files. On Windows, these are often in directories such as C:\Users\<YourUsername>\AppData\Local\UnrealEngine\ and C:\Users\<YourUsername>\Documents\Unreal Projects. On macOS, check ~/Library/Application Support/Epic and ~/Documents/Unreal Projects. You can delete these manually if you want to remove all traces of the engine.

Additional Tips:

  • Don't forget to back up any projects or important data before uninstalling.
  • If the uninstallation fails for some reason, restart your computer and attempt the process again.
  • You might need administrative privileges to uninstall UE5 properly.

By following these steps, you should be able to successfully uninstall Unreal Engine 5 from your system.

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