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How do I uninstall a toolbox without uninstalling MATLAB?

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How do I uninstall a toolbox without uninstalling MATLAB?

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 20 May 2019
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 20 May 2019
Toolboxes are managed from the Add-On Manager. To open the Add-On Manager:
  • Open the "Add-Ons" menu in the Environment section of the MATLAB toolstrip
  • Click "Add-On Manager" in the Add-Ons menu
This will display a list of all the toolboxes you have installed. Each toolbox will also have an "Uninstall" button on it. Click the button to uninstall the toolbox.
You can also uninstall toolboxes via the uninstaller. The MATLAB uninstaller is only available on Windows. To launch the uninstaller, open the Control Panel and open "Programs and Features." Locate MATLAB in the list of available programs, select it, and click uninstall. The MATLAB uninstaller will then launch. In the uninstaller, check the boxes for products you wish to uninstall, and uncheck the boxes for products you wish to keep. Finally, click the "Uninstall" button to uninstall the toolboxes.
It is not possible to uninstall specific toolboxes from MATLAB on OS X or Linux in R2015a and earlier.


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Scott on 16 May 2016
Hi Majed,
If you are using R2015b or later, you can uninstall toolboxes from the Add-On Manager. Click the "Add-Ons" menu in the toolstrip, and then open the Add-Ons Manager. This will show you a list of installed toolboxes, along with an "Uninstall" button for each toolbox.
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Guangliang He
Guangliang He on 15 Feb 2019
I installed a trail version of database toolbox and now the trial period expired. I tried to uninstall the database toolbox uing Add-On manager and got an Permissions error: "You do not have the necessary permissions to uninstall this product".
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 May 2019
If you are using MS Windows you might need to Run As Administrator

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Gabriel Adeyemi
Gabriel Adeyemi on 3 May 2019
For removing multiple toolboxes, I discovered the easiest way is to got to control panel -> uninstall Matlab.
The uninstall windows will give you option to choose whick packages you want to uninstall. There one can choose all the toolboxes one wants to remove.


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