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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.

  • Joomla 3: From the top menu of your Joomla! administrator click on Extensions, Manage. From the left-hand sidebar choose Manage.

  • Joomla 4: 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.

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

Information about FOF

All of our software, as well as some third party software, installs our FOF framework version 3 or 4. This is automatically removed when the last extension to use it is being uninstalled.

Please DO NOT try to uninstall the file_fof30 or file_fof40 File type extension manually. Joomla will let you do that even when it's not safe, meaning that your site may become inaccessible.

Furthermore, please note that Joomla 3 (but NOT Joomla 4) comes with a similarly named FOF extension of the Library type installed. This is an ancient (last updated April 2015), no longer supported version (2.4.3) of our FOF framework that's bundled with Joomla itself. It is NOT part of Akeeba software. Moreover, it cannot be uninstalled - it's a protected extension. Please do not ask us for assistance about this extension, it's part of Joomla itself.

Finally, if you had a really old version of our software installed you might find an extension named F0F (ef zero ef). That was an updated version of FOF 2.x, named in a way that does not conflict with Joomla's copy of FOF 2 (it's complicated...). We have not used this framework since mid-2015 so you should be able to safely remove it as long as no third party extension still uses it. Since it's been so many years since we last updated it or used it in our software we will no longer answer inquiries about it. Thank you for your understanding.