How to Uninstall Wine from your Mac?

Wine is an application made for Mac that is used to allow OS X users to run Windows applications. A software capable of running Windows applications on other operating systems including Linux, and Mac OS.

For any personal reasons, you want Wine to be moved out from your Macintosh system. Scroll down to how this is done.

Steps to uninstall Wine

  • Close the Wine program running on your Device. Otherwise, it’s will show up an error, saying “Wine Can’t be moved to the trash because it’s open.”
Error Msg
  • To close wine, head over the top bar and quit the application or pick its icon, right-click it and Quit the application like so:
Force Quitting Wine

There still might be processes related to Wine still active in the background. We need to get rid of them through the Activity Monitor and you can do this in three steps:

  1. Open up the Activity Monitor
  2. Click the process that is related to Wine and select the X icon.
  3. Finally, Quit or Force Quit (if Quit does not work) the application.
uninstalling wine

If you have used Wine to download apps will need WineBottler to remove those apps from your Mac, which is the easiest way to go about it.

To delete both Wine and WineBottler as a collective, you need to:

  • Use Finder and select Applications to find the Wine folder
  • You need to select Wine and move it to Trash
  • You might need to type your password so go ahead and do that

Click on the Finder Menu and empty the trash (but make sure that there aren’t other files that you may need to recover inside the Trash)