Uninstalling Admin Tools

Admin Tools can be uninstalled just like any other Joomla extension.


Uninstalling Admin Tools will delete your settings and any logged blocked requests. This process is IRREVERSIBLE. If you lose your settings by uninstalling Admin Tools we cannot help you retrieve them, they are gone forever.

Uninstalling Admin Tools will NOT remove any .htaccess, web.config or nginx.conf you have created with the respective .htaccess Maker, web.config Maker or Nginx Conf Maker feature. It will also not remote any .htaccess and .htpasswd files created with the Password Protect Administrator Directory feature. It will not change the permissions of files and folders you have applied or undo any changes you made to your Temp and Logs folders using Admin Tools. These are things that can be modified externally to Admin Tools after any changes you've applied using Admin Tools itself. Therefore we are not rolling back these changes out of an abundance of caution and to prevent your sites becoming broken.

First, go the extensions manager page. From the sidebar of your Joomla! administrator click on System. On the new page find the Manage area towards the top of the middle column and click the Extensions link.

In the Search box type Admin Tools package. It will show you a single item called "Admin Tools package" whose Type is Package.


Only ever try to uninstall the Package type extension. DO NOT try to uninstall the component, its plugins or module individually. It will leave stuff behind. If you accidentally do that you need to reinstall Admin Tools and then try to uninstall it again.

Select the item's checkbox and click on the Uninstall button in the toolbar. The package and all its included extensions will be automatically uninstalled.