How to Uninstall Unreal Engine 5 Completely [Windows/Mac]

Uninstalling Unreal Engine 5 takes a series of complex steps. If you find it hard to remove UE5 manually, check this page. We will show you how to uninstall Unreal Engine 5 completely from Windows and macOS.

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Unreal Engine 5 is a professional 3D computer graphics game engine developed by Epic Games, and it puts graphics, visuals, animation, and other capabilities all together, which makes it the most integrated engine. However, as such a powerful creation tool, it brings a huge question to some developers who plan to reinstall UE5 or switch to another engine: how to uninstall Unreal Engine 5 completely.


Do not worry if you have no clue yet. This article from EaseUS will show you how to uninstall Unreal Engine 5 and remove all its residual files on Windows and Mac. Below are the guides with detailed steps to remove Unreal Engine 5.

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What to Do Before Uninstalling Unreal Engine 5

Unreal Engine 5 (UE5) is a combination of tools and libraries instead of a standalone application. Thus, before uninstalling Unreal Engine 5, there are a few things you should do first to ensure a full uninstallation.

  • Disable plugins: First, you should disable all the plugins you've installed in Unreal Engine 5 to avoid conflicts during the uninstallation and leaving leftovers.
  • Exit background processes: Go to the Task Manager and exit Unreal Engine 5 and Epic Games Launcher to ensure the success of uninstallation.
  • Create a backup: Back up all your projects and assets so that you can access them in another version of UE5 or move them to your new device.
  • Check installed components: Open Epic Games Launcher and check the installed UE5 and related components in the Library to ensure you know what needs to be removed.

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How to Uninstall Unreal Engine 5 on Windows

Now, check the two practical methods below to start the uninstallation.

System Tool Steps
Windows Free Uninstaller Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall ...Full steps
Manual Removal

Step 1. Open Epic Games Launcher. Step 2. Select "Unreal Engine" from …Full steps

macOS Manual Removal

Step 1. Open Epic Games Launcher and navigate to the Unreal Engine tab ...Full steps

Way 1. Free Uninstaller

If you are looking for a way to uninstall Unreal Engine 5 completely from your computer, the best way is to use a professional and free uninstaller.

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Follow the detailed guide here to uninstall UE5 and remove all the leftover files with ease:

Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall your apps and repair your damaged apps. 


Step 2. All of apps installed on your PC, choose the selected one you want to uninstall or repair. (If your uninstall process fails, you can click the small triangle icon and select "Delete".)

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Step 3. Click "Uninstall". (If you want to repair apps, click the icon right behind "Uninstall" and choose "Repair".)

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Way 2. Manual Removal

If you don't like third-party software, you can also uninstall Unreal Engine 5 manually. However, it may take much longer and more energy to fully remove its residual files.

Follow the step-by-step instructions here to uninstall UE5 completely:

Part 1. Uninstall Unreal Engine 5

Step 1. Open Epic Games Launcher.

Step 2. Select "Unreal Engine" from the list on the left, and you will enter the Library, where you can see the version of UE5, your projects, and the vault.

Step 3. Click on the little "X" button in the upper left corner and hit "Uninstall" to confirm the message and start uninstallation.


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Part 2. Clean Remnants of UE5

Step 4. Then, remove all your projects and clear the vault in Epic Games Launcher.

Step 5. Go to the following locations to delete residual files:

  • C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_5.x
  • C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\UnrealEngine
  • C:\Users\username\Documents\Unreal Projects

Step 6. After that, empty the Recycle Bin to remove these folders and files permanently.

However, there are still some registry and Unreal Engine entries left in your system. Manually removing them may bring unexpected damage to your system, especially to someone who is not familiar with the procedure. Therefore, to remove all traces of UE5, a free program uninstaller is your best alternative.

How to Uninstall Unreal Engine 5 on Mac

The uninstallation of Unreal Engine 5 on macOS differs from the procedure in Windows. But it also requires you to manually locate the leftover files to ensure that you fully remove all remnants of UE5. Follow the steps below to uninstall UE5 on Mac.

Step 1. Open Epic Games Launcher and navigate to the Unreal Engine tab.

Step 2. In the Library, click on the "X" button on the upper left of the UE5 version and then hit "Uninstall."

Step 3. Then, go to the following associated folders to remove leftover files:

  • /Users/Shared/Epic Games/UE_5.x.
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Epic
  • ~/Documents/Unreal Projects

Step 4. Finally, empty the Trash to delete UE5 permanently.

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Removing Unreal Engine 5 from your Windows or Mac is a complex and time-consuming task if you want to get rid of it completely. But there is an easier and faster way to complete the job - using a program uninstaller. EaseUS Todo PCTrans offers an advanced feature that can remove every trace of UE5 so that you don't have to search and delete the leftover files manually. Download the tool now, and the convenience will be yours.

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FAQs on How to Uninstall Unreal Engine 5

In this section, you will see a few frequently asked questions about uninstalling Unreal Engine 5 and answers to them.

1. Does uninstalling Unreal Engine delete projects?

Uninstalling Unreal Engine will not delete the projects in principle because the projects are installed independently in the "Unreal Projects" folder.

2. Will uninstalling Epic Games delete Unreal Engine?

No, uninstalling Epic Games Launcher will not remove the installed Unreal Engine from your computer.

3. Why can't I uninstall Epic Games services?

Certain programs running in the background, conflicts from other applications, or corrupted registry files could all prevent you from uninstalling Epic Games services.

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