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A guide to uninstall Google Desktop from your PC

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Google Desktop for Windows. The Windows release was developed by Google. Go over here for more info on Google. Click on to get more data about Google Desktop on Google's website. The program is often found in the C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full uninstall command line for Google Desktop is C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall. Google Desktop's primary file takes around 1.75 MB (1831936 bytes) and its name is GoogleDesktop.exe.

Google Desktop is comprised of the following executables which take 3.49 MB (3659576 bytes) on disk:



  • GoogleDesktop.exe (1.75 MB)
  • GoogleDesktopSetup.exe (1.74 MB)
 For other Google Desktop versions please click below:

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Google Desktop has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Google Desktop:
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search

The files below were left behind on your disk by Google Desktop's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\aa ### WARNING - Do not
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ab ### move or delete these
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ac ### files - your system
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ad ### may stop working
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ae ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\af ### To uninstall use
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ag ### Add-Remove programs
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ah ### in the control panel
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ai ### or run
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\aj ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ak ### GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\al ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\AnalogClock_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\DigitalAlarmClock_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopSetupHelper.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopSetupHelper.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopActions.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopHyper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.png
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.src
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOE.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSSD.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gpac.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\pdftotext.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.js
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\sites.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_AnalogClock_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopActions.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopHyper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozilla.png
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozilla.src
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopOE.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopSSD.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_gpac.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_plugin_common.js
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_plugin_common.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_Weather_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\Weather_en.gg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\fiid
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\gpac.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\hes.evt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\hp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{3872340B-239E-4C1C-A783-0E2A5E28383B}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{4516155C-B94E-4334-8D26-D4BF0932581C}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{65E256AC-B335-4004-8C6A-5A7F986CD0A4}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{87EE4771-AC3D-4AFB-9358-78BB7AC03DBA}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{ECCB4495-7F5B-4B4E-A887-7A66BE948AC1}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\icons\{FBA13A6F-E595-48B7-AB73-2630042A4E93}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\iehistory.wh
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\86ba15a8bac1\plugins.xml

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\CustomSearch\Google Desktop Search
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\Google Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Desktop

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GoogleDesktopManager-093007-112848\ImagePath


A way to erase Google Desktop with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Google Desktop is a program marketed by Google. Some people decide to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is difficult because uninstalling this by hand takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall Google Desktop 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 Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

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


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Google Desktop or simply click the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop". The Google Desktop program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select Google Desktop in the list of programs, the following information regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have regarding Google Desktop, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Google Desktop:


  • The web site of the application is: http://desktop.google.com/?hl=en-GB
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop


8. After removing Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of Google Desktop which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Google Desktop with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.

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Geographical user distribution

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  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Google Desktop by Google from your computer, nor are we saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Google Desktop in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 16:30:18.063