MatlabR2016b uninstaller won't work

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Simona Brancaccio
Simona Brancaccio on 11 Oct 2019
Edited: Sreeraj T on 10 Dec 2020
I installed a more recent Matlab version (R2019b). I was trying to uninstall MatlabR2016b from my notebook as I woud usually do from the control panel. As soon I as click on uninstall, the uninstaller crashes at 0% without any error message or anything like it. Is there another way to do so?
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Sreeraj T
Sreeraj T on 10 Dec 2020
Edited: Sreeraj T on 10 Dec 2020
I have also faced this same problem.
I deleted the whole Mathwork folder (I had only one matlab) as suggested from this link:
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If the MATLAB uninstaller was unable to complete, try executing the uninstall.exe from $MATLAB\uninstall (where $MATLAB is the folder where MATLAB is installed). For example:
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\uninstall\bin\win64
If you are unable to complete the uninstaller, you can try the following workarounds:
1) Re-install MATLAB and overwrite the current MATLAB folder. This will re-create uninstall.exe and should allow you to uninstall once complete
2) Manually delete the MATLAB installation folder.
Aside from removing the installation of MATLAB, you can remove the MATLAB entries from the Windows System Path. For help modifying the Path in Windows, see the related article:
"How do I set my system path under Windows"
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Further I follewd the procedure listed here:
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2. Delete the user preferences directory
In a File Explorer window, type the following into the address bar and then press Enter:\n
%appdata%
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This solved the problem for me. I am not sure whether this may work for you.
Thank you.

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