Completely removing Atakama involves uninstalling the application and then deleting any remaining configuration files. We'll show you how to do both in the steps below.
This article applies to:
- Windows 7
- Windows 8, 8.1
- WIndows 10
To remove Atakama
- Make sure that your files protected by Atakama have been removed from your Atakama Drive before uninstalling.
- To remove the Atakama application, open Control Panel and select Uninstall a Program. If you're having trouble finding "Uninstall a Program," use the search bar in the upper-right corner of Control Panel.
- Find and select Atakama in the list of programs that appear, then click Uninstall at the top of the list and follow the prompts in the uninstaller.
- Restart your computer to stop any Atakama processes currently in system memory. This will allow you to delete the files in the next steps.
- To remove any remaining configuration files, open This PC ("Computer" for Windows 7 users), then type in %localappdata% in the location bar and hit enter. This will take you to the \AppData\Local sub-folder for your user account.
- Find the Atakama folder and move it to the Recycle Bin.
- There's one last place to remove files from. To get there, type %homepath% in the location bar and hit enter. This will take you to the home directory for your user account.
- Look for the file named atakama.config and move it to the Recycle Bin.
- Look for another folder named Atakama and move it to the Recycle Bin.
- Empty the Recycle Bin.