Hi! I have made errors in my setup for Windows 8.1. Though I’m still hoping to fix it, a complete reinstall may prove to be the best option. My setup included using NSSM to autostart as background service, and I appreciate the uninstall information for that tweak provided in this thread. However, I cannot find instructions for Windows-users’ uninstall of Syncthing itself. Searching for “Windows uninstall” and variants yields this advice for Linux but no Windows equivalent. I notice a lot of discussion of the need for a Windows installer for Syncthing, which would simplify both install and uninstall, and I second (or third or 325th) that thought, but while we’re waiting, some instructions would reassure Windows users like myself that we can perform a thorough uninstall. Thanks very much for Syncthing, which is a great tool!
To uninstall, you need to remove;
syncthing.exebinary, wherever you put it
- The syncthing config dir in
%AppData%/Syncthing(depending on Windows version)
That leaves an
.stfolder marker (as well as a possible
.stignores) in your actual older as well, which is hidden. It doesn’t do any harm, but removing it would be the final step.
All of this could/should be handled by an installer as you mentioned, or for that matter by a
syncthing -uninstall option as syncthing itself knows about all this…
Thank you, calmh. This is very helpful. I am grateful to report that the help I received here seems to have put my installation back on track. But now I know what to do if I manage to mess it up irretrievably!