1. Uninstall KA Lite from the Control Panel.
  2. In Windows XP, double-click the “Add or Remove Programs” icon, then choose KA Lite.
  3. In later version of Windows, click the “Programs and Features” icon, then choose KA Lite.


Uninstallation from user interface

  1. Launch KA-Lite from your Applications folder.
  2. Click on the app icon at the menu bar.
  3. Click on Preferences in the menu option.
  4. Click the Uninstall KA Lite from the Preferences tab.
  5. A confirmation dialogue will appear, followed by a dialogue asking for your local administrator password. After confirming these steps, KA Lite will be uninstalled.

Uninstallation from command line

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Type bash /Applications/KA-Lite/KA-Lite_Uninstall.tool in your Terminal and press Enter.
  3. You will be prompted to choose to keep or delete your data folder.
  4. Another dialog will appear asking your Password, type your password then click on Ok button.

Linux: Debian/Ubuntu

Option 1: Open up Ubuntu Software Center and locate the KA Lite package. Press Remove.

Option 2: Use apt-get remove <name of package>. You have to know which package you installed, typically this is ka-lite or ka-lite-bundle.

Installed with pip

You can remove KA Lite (when installed from pip or source distribution) with pip uninstall ka-lite or pip uninstall ka-lite-static (static version).

Removing user data

Some data (like videos and language packs) are downloaded into a location that depends on the user running the KA Lite server. Removing that directory can potentially reclaim lots of hard drive space.

On Windows, the HOME and USERPROFILE registry values will be used if set, otherwise the combination %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% will be used. You can check these values from the command prompt using the commands echo %HOME%, echo $USERPROFILE%, etc. Within that directory, the data is stored in the .kalite subdirectory. On most versions of Windows, this is C:\Users\YourUsername\.kalite\.

On Linux, OSX, and other Unix-like systems, downloaded videos and database files are in ~/.kalite.