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How to uninstall GitHub Desktop from your computer

This info is about GitHub Desktop for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by GitHub, Inc.. Additional info about GitHub, Inc. can be seen here. The application is frequently located in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\GitHubDesktop directory. Keep in mind that this location can vary being determined by the user's preference. C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\GitHubDesktop\Update.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall GitHub Desktop. The program's main executable file has a size of 373.46 KB (382424 bytes) on disk and is called GitHub Desktop.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside GitHub Desktop. They take about 109.33 MB (114641192 bytes) on disk.

  • GitHub Desktop.exe (373.46 KB)
  • squirrel.exe (1.58 MB)
  • GitHub Desktop.exe (77.53 MB)
  • git.exe (41.73 KB)
  • git-credential-store.exe (1.09 MB)
  • git-credential-wincred.exe (33.23 KB)
  • git-fast-import.exe (1.12 MB)
  • git-http-fetch.exe (1.19 MB)
  • git-http-push.exe (1.20 MB)
  • git-wrapper.exe (41.73 KB)
  • git-remote-https.exe (1.20 MB)
  • git-sh-i18n--envsubst.exe (1.08 MB)
  • git-show-index.exe (1.08 MB)
  • git-upload-pack.exe (1.16 MB)
  • git.exe (2.05 MB)
  • p11-kit.exe (80.84 KB)
  • trust.exe (215.07 KB)
  • x86_64-w64-mingw32-deflatehd.exe (71.09 KB)
  • x86_64-w64-mingw32-inflatehd.exe (68.54 KB)
  • GitHub.Authentication.exe (196.46 KB)
  • git-askpass.exe (196.08 KB)
  • git-credential-manager.exe (138.08 KB)
  • git-lfs.exe (6.86 MB)
  • GitHub.Authentication.exe (294.96 KB)
  • p11-kit-remote.exe (69.89 KB)
  • awk.exe (573.12 KB)
  • b2sum.exe (60.48 KB)
  • basename.exe (37.87 KB)
  • cat.exe (43.23 KB)
  • comm.exe (43.13 KB)
  • cp.exe (105.81 KB)
  • cut.exe (46.35 KB)
  • dash.exe (108.13 KB)
  • date.exe (118.76 KB)
  • dirname.exe (37.82 KB)
  • echo.exe (37.69 KB)
  • env.exe (37.48 KB)
  • expr.exe (105.77 KB)
  • false.exe (35.65 KB)
  • find.exe (256.55 KB)
  • getfacl.exe (172.71 KB)
  • getopt.exe (23.59 KB)
  • grep.exe (210.73 KB)
  • head.exe (48.30 KB)
  • ls.exe (135.50 KB)
  • mkdir.exe (72.07 KB)
  • mktemp.exe (47.05 KB)
  • mv.exe (112.97 KB)
  • pathchk.exe (38.36 KB)
  • printf.exe (70.59 KB)
  • pwd.exe (39.60 KB)
  • readlink.exe (50.63 KB)
  • rebase.exe (820.36 KB)
  • rm.exe (65.65 KB)
  • rmdir.exe (64.09 KB)
  • sed.exe (166.50 KB)
  • sh.exe (2.00 MB)
  • sort.exe (109.11 KB)
  • ssh-add.exe (314.61 KB)
  • ssh-agent.exe (331.63 KB)
  • ssh.exe (649.46 KB)
  • tail.exe (59.09 KB)
  • test.exe (69.99 KB)
  • touch.exe (106.80 KB)
  • tr.exe (52.75 KB)
  • true.exe (35.65 KB)
  • uname.exe (38.30 KB)
  • uniq.exe (47.76 KB)
  • wc.exe (50.11 KB)
  • xargs.exe (69.52 KB) to view all...

This web page is about GitHub Desktop version 0.5.8 only. Click on the links below for other GitHub Desktop versions: to view all...
When you're planning to uninstall GitHub Desktop you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall GitHub Desktop:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\GitHubDesktop
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop

The files below were left behind on your disk by GitHub Desktop's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\GitHubDesktop\Update.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\f_000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Cookies
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\databases\Databases.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\GPUCache\data_0
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\GPUCache\data_1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\GPUCache\data_2
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\GPUCache\data_3
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\GPUCache\index
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\000003.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\CURRENT
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOCK
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\LOG
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\IndexedDB\file__0.indexeddb.leveldb\MANIFEST-000001
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Local Storage\file__0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\logs\2017-05-24.desktop.production.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\Preferences
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\QuotaManager
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\GitHub Desktop\window-state.json

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GitHubDesktop

A way to uninstall GitHub Desktop from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

GitHub Desktop is a program offered by GitHub, Inc.. Frequently, users try to remove this program. This can be hard because performing this manually takes some know-how regarding PCs. The best EASY approach to remove GitHub Desktop is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find GitHub Desktop or simply click the Search feature and type in "GitHub Desktop". If it is installed on your PC the GitHub Desktop program will be found very quickly. When you select GitHub Desktop in the list of apps, some data about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about GitHub Desktop, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove GitHub Desktop.
Uninstall GitHub Desktop

8. After removing GitHub Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of GitHub Desktop which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing GitHub Desktop with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.



The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall GitHub Desktop by GitHub, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that GitHub Desktop by GitHub, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall GitHub Desktop in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-05-25 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-05-24 21:15:56.707