I messed up my bongo installation

  1. I installed Bongo 2, then installed Bongo 3 WIP.
  2. I had all toolbars of both so decided to clean install Bongo 3.
  3. Uninstalled 2 but there were still leftovers.
  4. Uninstalled 3 still leftovers so I manually deleted the toolbars.
  5. installed Bongo 3 wip again.

First it was showing bongo commands are “unknown” now some of them work but this icon in Properties panel is missing.

How to really clean Bongo from my PC and install it clean?

This command doesn’t do anything:

Both installations keep leftovers:


I logged a bug for the removal of the toolbars on uninstall. As for the object properties missing I believe you are missing the BongoEtoUI plugin. Can you go to the plugin manager and check that it looks like this? There should be 3 plugins for Bongo 3.

If not it can be installed from
C:\Program Files\Bongo 3.0 (64-bit)\BongoEtoUI.rhp

A bug was reported about the Eto UI plugin not loading automatically. It should be fixed in the next WIP.


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Hi @Joshua_Kennedy ,

it’s here but it’s not loaded.

That looks consistent with the bug I’ve recently fixed. We’re trying to release a new WIP shortly but loading it should resolve your issues for now.

it works thanks.

one more question could you give me the alternative of this:
rhino_en-us_7.10.21256.17001.exe -uninstall -quiet -norestart
for bongo 3 installer?

I use this batch for Rhino reinstall and would like to add bongo here as well.

@echo off
rem 1. Uninstall Rhino start 
cd %HOMEPATH%\Downloads\
echo Uninstalling...
rhino_en-us_7.10.21256.17001.exe -uninstall -quiet -norestart
echo Uninstall completed. Press any key to continue.
pause > nul
echo Cleaning the registry...
rem 3. remove registry entries
reg delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\McNeel\ /f
reg delete HKEY_CURENT_USER\Software\McNeel\ /f
echo Registry cleaned.
pause > nul
rem 4. removing related folders
echo Cleaning all McNeel folders...
rmdir /s /q "C:\ProgramData\McNeel\"
echo C:\ProgramData\McNeel - deleted
rmdir /s /q %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Roaming\McNeel
echo C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\McNeel - deleted
rmdir /s /q %HOMEPATH%\AppData\Local\McNeel
echo C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\McNeel - deleted
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel"
echo C:\Program Files\Common Files\McNeel - deleted
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\Rhino 6"
echo C:\Program Files\Rhino 6 - deleted
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\Rhino 7"
echo C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 - deleted
rmdir /s /q "C:\Program Files\Rhino 7 WIP"
echo C:\Program Files\Rhino WIP - deleted
echo Done!

The HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McNeel\Bongo\Version 3.0x64\UninstallString registry key contains a command you can use to uninstall Bongo. It should look something like MsiExec.exe /X{06D83D15-813A-4461-B954-0B3848FB1F48} where the part contained in the curly brackets is the product ID for Bongo. This will vary depending on the version you have installed. I’ll leave reading that value and running it in your script up to you.