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How to uninstall Google Desktop from your system

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:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop
  • C:\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.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\app_topics.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\BatteryMeter.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ClockCalendar.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\DigitalClock.gg
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GlassMediaPlayer.gg
  • 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\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDisplay.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopEncdet.dat
  • 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\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
  • 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\GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\InstallTips_en.gg
  • 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\topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\uninstall.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\WirelessMeter.gg

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • 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


How to remove Google Desktop from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Google Desktop is an application offered by Google. Sometimes, computer users choose to remove this application. Sometimes this is troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some skill related to Windows internal functioning. The best QUICK practice to remove Google 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to optimize your computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

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


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Google Desktop or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop". The Google Desktop application will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Google Desktop in the list of applications, the following data about the program is shown to you:


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


  • The publisher 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 window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop


8. After uninstalling Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong Google Desktop that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Google Desktop using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.

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Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • 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 remove Google Desktop by Google from your PC, we are not saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Google Desktop supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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