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Steps for when Alteryx Designer needs to be completely removed from a machine.
Alteryx Designer (with or without Predictive)
1 . ALWAYS attempt to uninstall via the Control Panel first (Control Panel -> Uninstall a program). It will be listed as Alteryx x64. (Predictive Install will be listed as “Alteryx Predictive Tools with R-”)
Note: You can back-up the files with your connections to external data sources. However, it is recommended to not restore them unless you verify that Designer is working first. Here are the locations of these files. Note the files will only exist if there are connections with the matching type configured.
C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Alteryx\Engine\ There may be up to three files in this folder: GalleryAlias.xml, UserAlias.xml, and UserConnections.xml.
C:\ProgramData\Alteryx\Engine There may be up two files in this folder: SystemAlias.xml and SystemConnections.xml
To back up your user settings file. This file contains any customized setting configured in the Options, User Settings, Edit User Settings tabs. The file is located here. C:\user_name\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Alteryx\Engine\current_version The filename is: UserSettings.xml
2. Remove all folders in the following directories. Use Windows Explorer and copy each path below into the search bar. The full path on your workstation will appear. Right-click each Alteryx folder and delete.