When I don't use one of the default applications in elementary OS I usually hide it from the Applications menu using MenuLibre, rather than uninstalling them. However I can't seem to be able to do that with Nepomuk Cleaner, since as soon as I check "hide from menu" another .desktop entry for said program is created, i.e. if I hide "nepomukcleaner.desktop", as soon as I save those changes another file (something like "nepomukcleaner1.desktop") is created, and shows up alongside the previous, now hidden, entry. If I try to hide this one, a third .desktop file is created, and so on. Same thing happens if I try to delete it.

  • What is Nepomuk Cleaner used for and do I need it on my pc, Zorin OS 9,
    – spud
    Mar 30, 2018 at 11:24

2 Answers 2


If you want to uninstall it , open Software Center search for Nepomuk Cleaner and click remove.

This is not included by default in elementary OS so it is safe to remove


Launching MenuLibre with sudo seems to work, I hid it and it didn't reappear.

  • Could you be more detailed?
    – RolandiXor
    Jun 9, 2016 at 4:08
  • Previously, I was just launching MenuLibre from the Applications menu, but every time I tried deleting or hiding the above mentioned .desktop file it would reappear. By launching it from the terminal as superuser, i.e. 'sudo menulibre', I didn't have that issue. Jun 11, 2016 at 9:38
  • I meant in your answer.
    – RolandiXor
    Jun 13, 2016 at 0:44

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