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A way to uninstall Google Desktop from your system

This page is about Google Desktop for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was created by Google. More info about Google can be found here. Click on to get more information about Google Desktop on Google's website. The application is usually found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search folder. Take into account that this path can vary being determined by the user's preference. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall is the full command line if you want to remove Google Desktop. GoogleDesktop.exe is the Google Desktop's main executable file and it occupies circa 29.48 KB (30192 bytes) on disk.

Google Desktop installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 2.18 MB (2285536 bytes) on disk.



  • GoogleDesktop.exe (29.48 KB)
  • GoogleDesktop64BitLaunch.exe (4.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopSetup.exe (1.92 MB)
  • pdftotext.exe (230.50 KB)


The information on this page is only about version 5.9.1005.12335 of Google Desktop. For more Google Desktop versions please click below:

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Numerous files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be uninstalled when you are trying to remove Google Desktop from your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\aa ### WARNING - Do not
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ab ### move or delete these
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ac ### files - your system
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ad ### may stop working
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ae ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\af ### To uninstall use
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ag ### Add-Remove programs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ah ### in the control panel
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ai ### or run
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\aj ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ak ### GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\al ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\AnalogClock_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\favicon.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleDesktopSetupHelper.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp2\GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp3\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp3\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.rar
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\googledesktop.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop64Bit.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop64BitLaunch.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopHyper.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSSD.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gpac.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.vbs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\sites.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_AnalogClock_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktop64Bit.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktop64BitLaunch.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopHyper.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleDesktopSSD.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_gpac.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_plugin_common.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_plugin_common.vbs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_sites.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\_PREV_Weather_en.gg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\Weather_en.gg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\fiid
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\hp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\icons\{65E256AC-B335-4004-8C6A-5A7F986CD0A4}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\icons\{87EE4771-AC3D-4AFB-9358-78BB7AC03DBA}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\icons\{DF83CBC5-6FAD-4074-BF03-8254392DEFA0}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\icons\{ECCB4495-7F5B-4B4E-A887-7A66BE948AC1}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\icons\{FBA13A6F-E595-48B7-AB73-2630042A4E93}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\iehistory.wh
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\rpm1m.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\c461ef39fdc0\rpm1mh.ht1

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • 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

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108\ImagePath




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

Google Desktop is a program marketed by Google. Sometimes, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this is hard because removing this by hand takes some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE solution 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 already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the programs installed on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Google Desktop or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop". The Google Desktop program will be found automatically. When you click Google Desktop in the list of applications, some information regarding the program is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have regarding Google Desktop, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Google Desktop:


  • The publisher is: http://desktop.google.com/?hl=en
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop


8. After uninstalling Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Google Desktop which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able 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 system.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows (6.4)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Google Desktop by Google from your computer, we are not saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Google Desktop supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:35:04.967