J-Bird User's Guide (Version 0.5.2)
Removing J-Bird from your computer
These instructions assume that you accepted the default install of J-Bird. If you customized the
install, you'll need to make modifications as appropriate.
- Mac OS X.
- Drag the J-Bird icon to the trash from your applications folder.
- The database itself is stored in
Library/Application Support/J-Bird, where Library is a folder
in your home directory.
Delete Library/Application Support/J-Bird.
- If you have been using J-Bird for some time and have ever upgraded
from version 0.5.0 or less, there may be two directories on
your system that you should remove. (If you have always been
able to double-click on the J-Bird icon to launch J-Bird, this
is not a problem
- If the hidden directory .vainstall in your home directory
contains only a directory that is associated with J-Bird
(e.g., vai_J-Bird_0.5.2), delete .vainstall. Otherwise,
delete the directory that's associated with J-Bird.
- If a file named J-Bird exists in your home folder/directory,
- Uninstall J-Bird as you would any other application. (Start -> Settings ->
Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select J-Bird -> Add/Remove).
Note that if you do not use the uninstaller
you will be stuck with a J-Bird entry in the software registry until you
manually remove it from the registry. (The key is
- Remove C:\Program Files\J-Bird if it still exists.
- Windows XP users (but not Win 95/98 users) must remove
the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\vainstall\vai_J-Bird_0.5.2. (The uninstaller removes this directory on all platforms but XP.)
- If the directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\vainstall is empty, remove it.
Unix and Linux. You can run the uninstall script that is in the J-Bird directory,
but you will still have to do some cleaning up. If you do the clean-up, there is really no need
to bother with the uninstall script because the clean-up operation does everything that the
script would do (and obviously more).
- Delete the J-Bird directory/folder in your home directory and everything in it.
- If the hidden directory .vainstall in your home directory contains only a directory
that is associated with J-Bird (e.g., vai_J-Bird_0.5.2), delete .vainstall.
Otherwise, delete the directory that's associated with J-Bird.
- Delete ~/.J-Bird.
Last updated 15 June 2006