Nick Bolton

Synergy 2: How to uninstall and reinstall

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Reminder: If you need help from the Synergy team, please email us: [email protected]

If you'd prefer to go it alone, read on...

You may want to uninstall and reinstall if you're experiencing a bug and need to get a fresh install, or if you want to revert back to Synergy 1 until the bug is fixed.


First, uninstall Synergy using Add or remove programs (or Apps & features).

Next, run regedit and delete these registry keys:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Symless
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Synergy

Now, delete these directories (if they exist):

  • C:\ProgramData\Symless
  • C:\ProgramData\Synergy v2
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Synergy
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Symless

Finally, reboot Windows to ensure that the hook DLL is completely unloaded.


First, open the Terminal app and run this command:

launchctl unload /Library/LaunchAgents/com.symless.synergy.synergy-service.plist

Next, delete the Synergy app from the Applications directory.

Now, run these commands to remove the settings.

rm -rf ~/Library/Preferences/Symless
rm -rf ~/Library/Synergy

Then, run this command to unload the preferences:

killall -u $USER cfprefsd

Finally, reboot your Mac which will remove the helper tool.


First, Remove the Synergy package using your package manager.

Finally, run these commands to remove your settings:

rm -rf ~/.config/Synergy/
rm -rf ~/.synergy/

If you're still having problems, open a new thread and send us your logs.


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