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How do I uninstall Local on macOS?

1

Remove Local by Flywheel from Virtual Box

To remove the Local’s Virtual Machine, open VirtualBox and right click on the local-by-flywheel machine. Select “Remove” to delete the Virtual Machine.

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This is a destructive step and will cause all of the data within the Local Sites’ Databases to be lost.

2

Move Local to Trash

Go to /Applications and move Local by Flywheel.app to Trash

3

(Optional) Uninstall Virtual Box

Uninstall VirtualBox if you no longer want it (see Virtual Box for information on deleting their software.)

4

Delete User Files

Remove ~/Library/Application Support/Local by Flywheel. You can get to ~/Library/Application Support by opening Finder and pressing Cmd + Shift + G

5

Edit Your Hosts File

Check your /etc/hosts file and remove the Local by Flywheel block and sites if they exist in there. To edit your /etc/hosts files open Terminal and type sudo nano /etc/hosts