Complete removal of local

Issue Summary

I deleted some files I needed from local to participate in the Linked In Learning course. So I decided to start from scratch by uninstalling Local and reinstalling a clean copy. In addition to the Windows delete function I went to the app data folders and deleted anything I could find that referred to Local and reinstalled. When I click on Terradium WP Admin I get a 404 not found and when I attempt to create a new Terradium, I get a message that the domain is already taken. Apparently I have not done a complete uninstall. How can I completely remove Local and do a clean reinstall

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?


Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!

Windows 10/64

The latest download for Windows 10/64

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Hello there @turkey - welcome to the Local community.

Have you reviewed this article?

Let me know if you try those steps and you are still running into issues, please!


I’m not leaving, I need to get all Local out of my system to do a clean reinstall.
Thanks for your help,

Got it, @turkey!

So after completing those steps & attempting to reinstall, you’re still noticing lingering data (such as domains that are already taken)?

If so, I’ll consult with the Local engineering team about further steps to completely scrub your machine.


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