How to Uninstall Git on Windows 11

To uninstall Git on Windows 11, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings:
    • Click on the Windows icon in the taskbar or press the Windows key.
    • Click on the gear-shaped icon to open “Settings.”
  2. Go to Apps:
    • In the Settings window, click on “Apps.”
  3. Find Git in the list:
    • Scroll down and find “Git” in the list of installed apps.
  4. Uninstall Git:
    • Click on “Git” to select it.
    • Click on the “Uninstall” button.
  5. Follow the Uninstall Wizard:
    • You might see an uninstall wizard that guides you through the process. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation.
  6. Remove Git from System Environment Variables (Optional):
    • Right-click on the Start button and select “System.”
    • Click on “Advanced system settings” on the left.
    • In the System Properties window, click on the “Environment Variables” button.
    • In the Environment Variables window, look in the “System variables” section for the “Path” variable and click “Edit.”
    • Remove the paths related to Git. These paths usually include something like C:\Program Files\Git\bin and C:\Program Files\Git\cmd.
    • Click “OK” to close the windows.
  7. Check for Residual Files (Optional):
    • Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Program Files\Git (or the installation directory where Git was installed).
    • Manually delete any remaining Git folders and files.
  8. Restart your Computer:
    • It’s a good idea to restart your computer to ensure any changes take effect.

After following these steps, Git should be completely uninstalled from your Windows 11 system.

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