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How to remove local data

If you’re trying to remove your local data to resolve an issue with the Postman Desktop app, first make sure your work is synced to your Postman account before removing the data. 

You should also review your activity feed to verify that all recent changes have been captured.

If you're using Postman locally without signing in to a Postman account, do not follow the steps below to remove your local data. This action will delete your data completely. Instead, follow the instructions for renaming your Postman folder

How to remove local data

  1. Force quit all open instances of the Postman Desktop app.
  2. If you’re using Windows, uninstall Postman. Note: Ignore this step if you’re a macOS or a Linux user.
  3. Delete the Postman folder(s) found at the below locations depending on your operating system. 
    Locate my Postman folder on macOS
    Locate my Postman folder on Windows
    Locate my Postman folder on Linux 
  4. If you’re using Windows, go to the Postman download page and install the latest version of Postman. Note: Ignore this step if you’re a macOS or Linux user.

Locate my Postman folder on macOS 

  1. Go to Finder (Cmd + Opt + Space)
  2. Go to Folder (Shift + Cmd + G)
  3. Paste ~/Library/Application Support
  4. Select Go

Locate my Postman folder on Windows

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Paste in the path field:
    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local
    C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming

Note: You will find Postman folders at these two locations on Windows.  

Locate my Postman folder on Linux

  1. Go to Files. Make sure to show hidden files.
  2. Open .config

How to rename your Postman folder

  1. Force quit all open instances of the Postman Desktop app.
  2. If you’re using Windows, uninstall Postman. Note: Ignore this step if you’re a macOS or Linux user.
  3. Find the Postman folder on your machine. You can find it at the below locations depending on your operating system.
    Locate my Postman folder on macOS
    Locate my Postman folder on Windows
    Locate my Postman folder on Linux
  4. Rename the Postman folder so you can differentiate it easily. For example, Postman old.
  5. If you’re using Windows, go to the Postman download page, install the latest version of Postman and open it. If you’re using macOS or Linux, open the Postman Desktop app. This will trigger the creation of a new Postman folder in your local data. 
  6. Quit the app. 
  7. Transfer the Partitions file from the former Postman folder to the new Postman folder. 
  8. Open the Postman Desktop app. If the data populates as expected, delete the former Postman folder.


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