With a sharp rise in popularity thanks to the global pandemic and being played by over a hundred million users currently, Roblox is a gaming platform that anyone might judge worth its totally-free asking price. Still, concerned parents wanting to remove unproductive software, and users who find other distractions, may prefer uninstalling it. Although the operating system impacts the specific procedures, removing Roblox software should be extremely easy for everyone.
Windows users can either remove Roblox from its shortcuts or the Control Panel. For the former, click the Start menu and scroll through the right-side program shortcut icons. Click the 'Roblox' folder. Right-click and choose 'Uninstall for the 'Roblox Player' and 'Roblox Studio' programs.
Various users may find it simpler to use the Control Panel interface. Type 'Add or remove programs' in the taskbar's search and click the first result. Scroll down the list (or use the new 'search' field), find the Roblox Player entry, right-click and uninstall it.
Manual deletion of left-behind components usually isn't necessary, but users who continue experiencing errors should consider this extra step. Fortunately, it's not significantly more difficult than removing the program in the first place. Navigate to the following folder:
C:\Users\(The current Windows account's user name)\AppData\Local
This folder stores locally-saved user data for various applications unrelated to the Windows operating system. Some programs place their directories inside additional, publisher or developer-specific folders, but the Roblox directory should be in the Local location directly. Delete it. Note that doing so impacts both the Roblox Player and the Studio (which, technically, are separate programs that share the same folder).
Although macOS users don't have a more difficult uninstall routine than Windows users do, their method is slightly different. First, open Finder. Either use the built-in search field for finding Roblox or scroll through the Applications section. Once you find Roblox, click and hold on the icon and drag it to the trash bin.
The macOS users who are confident that they will not want Roblox back can confirm the action and make it permanent by emptying the trash. Either click the trash icon, choose the Empty option, or use the keyboard shortcut combination of Command+Shift+Del.
Users experiencing errors during their uninstall routines should check whether Roblox has active memory processes. For Windows, this is possible by opening the Task Manager with the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keyboard combination. For macOS, the equivalent tool is available with Command+Option+Esc. Select any Roblox or Roblox Studio processes and choose 'Force Quit' (for macOS) or 'End task' (for Windows).
Although these steps should resolve nearly all issues, some users also may need to remove temporary Web-browsing files associated with Roblox software. The instructions for doing so vary with the Web browser, but most browsers include built-in UI options for deleting different temporary data categories conveniently.
Roblox's potential for creativity is limitless as a gaming platform, but so is its potential hard drive space. Users who tire of it should feel free to remove the program and seek gaming with more disciplined and well-defined boundaries.