First I installed then I removed Wine. But .wine folder is still listed in my home partition. How can I get rid of it?

Asked by Alberto on 2017-09-10

Hello Community, hello Techies,
yesterday I had the very beautiful idea to install Wine, because I wanted to execute a .exe DOS file.
I'm talking about Wine 1.6, version 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu14.2, as Synaptis lists.
Some .exe worked, some didn't.
So, after many laborious attempts I could remove the application.
I used Synaptic Package Manager, I'm learning to use it...
I thought everything was alright but I realised the .wine folder the app created in my partition to run is still listed.
I launched Synaptic to control whether Wine was really removed or not and I saw it is not installed to the system anymore.

Is there something more I have to do to remove the already removed Wine application?
Is it enough if I just run:

rm -rf .wine

to get rid of this sticky folder?

Many thanks

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Yes. Uninstalling packages doesn't remove the configuration files. If you delete the folder then it will remove all installed programs under wine and any settings.

Alberto (alberto-aimo) said : #2

This solves my problem but upsets me.
Because this is the first time I have to do something manually, via command line, after removing an application.
I did not think this was necessary, it looks a bit Windows like.
More, I wonder whether my system can still have old folders of apps simply removed using Synaptic or Lubuntu software center...

Alberto (alberto-aimo) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

You can do it in nautilus if the command line offends you. Just show hidden folders and delete the folder as you have in the term

I'd don't see an issue. A forum is a text based media so giving text based support makes sense.

Too obvious?

There may be configuration folders for old applications but they use minimal storage and are usually just text files for configurations.