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If I want to uninstall older releases of MATLAB for the purpose of recovering drive space without affecting the newer version. Is it possible?

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Jakob B. Nielsen
Jakob B. Nielsen on 31 May 2021
If you navigate to C:\Program Files\MATLAB
You should see a folder for each version you have installed. I find my uninstall in e.g. 2018b if I further navigate to
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018b\uninstall\bin\win64
There should be no problems removing old versions - each version installation is completely parallel.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 31 May 2021
If you are not using the old version anymore, then go ahead and remove it. New versions do not depend on the old versions.
I end up installing a lot of old versions, but my situation is different: I am assisting a lot of people running old versions and I have to be able to replicate exactly what they are seeing.

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