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A guide to uninstall AutoHotkey from your PC

You can find below details on how to remove AutoHotkey for Windows. The Windows release was created by Lexikos. Additional info about Lexikos can be read here. Please follow if you want to read more on AutoHotkey on Lexikos's page. AutoHotkey is typically installed in the C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey directory, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the program. You can remove AutoHotkey by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. AutoHotkey's main file takes about 1.24 MB (1304576 bytes) and is called AutoHotkeyU64.exe.

The following executable files are contained in AutoHotkey They take 4.91 MB (5149216 bytes) on disk.

  • AU3_Spy.exe (14.03 KB)
  • AutoHotkeyU64.exe (1.24 MB)
  • AutoHotkeyA32.exe (762.00 KB)
  • AutoHotkeyU32.exe (886.00 KB)
  • Ahk2Exe.exe (818.50 KB)

This info is about AutoHotkey version alone. AutoHotkey has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AutoHotkey

The files below were left behind on your disk by AutoHotkey when you uninstall it:
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey Help File.lnk
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey Setup.lnk
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.ahk
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\AutoHotkey\AutoIt3 Window Spy.lnk

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\AutoHotkey.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\AutoHotkey
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutoHotkey

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutoHotkey\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutoHotkey\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutoHotkey\UninstallString

How to delete AutoHotkey using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

AutoHotkey is an application released by Lexikos. Frequently, people choose to remove this program. Sometimes this is efortful because performing this manually takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE solution to remove AutoHotkey is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find AutoHotkey or simply click the Search field and type in "AutoHotkey". If it is installed on your PC the AutoHotkey program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click AutoHotkey in the list of applications, some data about the program is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about AutoHotkey, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for AutoHotkey

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove AutoHotkey
Uninstall AutoHotkey

8. After removing AutoHotkey, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of AutoHotkey which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing AutoHotkey using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall AutoHotkey by Lexikos from your PC, we are not saying that AutoHotkey by Lexikos is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall AutoHotkey supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-24 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-24 06:27:47.847