How do I uninstall Local by Flywheel on Windows?


Local Classic is no longer supported so the instructions in this help doc may no longer apply or work.

For more information about upgrading to the latest version of Local, see this help doc:


These instructions are for a much older version of Local (v3.3.x and below)

For more recent instructions on uninstalling Local, see the Uninstalling Local help doc.

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.


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


Uninstall Local

Go to Programs and Features and uninstall Local by Flywheel


(Optional) Uninstall Virtual Box

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


Delete User Files

Remove %AppData%\Local by Flywheel if it exists after uninstall


Delete App Folder

If it still exists after uninstall, remove %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\local-by-flywheel