How to Uninstall GMOD

by James StoneUpdated September 22, 2017

GMod or Garry's Mod is an open-end physics video game environment that does not include any in-game objectives for a player to accomplish, which means you are free to run around a virtual environment at your leisure. GMod includes a variety of tools and objects that you can spawn in-game to entertain yourself. The mod is available for purchase on Steam — a distribution platform for computer games — however, a game that uses the Source Engine like Team Fortress 2 or Half-Life 2 is required. GMod does not include an uninstall utility or a path in the Windows Uninstall a Program group — located on the Control Panel. The only way to remove this application or folder from your computer's hard drive is to delete the entire GMod folder from the installation directory path in Windows.

Click the "Start" button and type "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps{STEAM_USERNAME}\garrysmod\" (32-bit editions of Windows) or "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps{STEAM_USERNAME}\garrysmod\" (64-bit editions of Windows) in the Search box. Replace "STEAM_USERNAME" with your current Steam username.

Right-click the "garrysmod" folder and select "Delete" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Yes" button when Windows asks, "Are you sure you want to move this folder to the Recycle Bin?"

Right-click the "Recycle Bin" icon on your desktop and select "Empty Recycle Bin" from the drop-down menu. Click the "Yes" button when Windows asks, "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this folder?"

Restart your computer to finish the process.


To reset your "Garry's Mod" folder, log in to your Steam account and play Garry's Mod once again. Your previously deleted Garry's Mod folders reappear in the same Windows directory.

About the Author

James Stone began writing professionally in 2007 as a technical writer. He specializes in technology articles for various online publications. Stone holds a Bachelor of Science in computing science from Simon Fraser University.

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