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How to uninstall Google Desktop from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall Google Desktop for Windows. It was created for Windows by Google. More information on Google can be found here. More info about the program Google Desktop can be seen at . The application is often located in the C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search directory (same installation drive as Windows). You can uninstall Google Desktop by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file occupies 29.48 KB (30192 bytes) on disk and is titled GoogleDesktop.exe.

The executable files below are installed along with Google Desktop. They occupy about 5.06 MB (5310432 bytes) on disk.



  • GoogleDesktop.exe (29.48 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopQQPlugin.exe (48.00 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopSetup.exe (4.99 MB)


The information on this page is only about version 5.8.0809.23506 of Google Desktop. You can find below a few links to other Google Desktop versions:

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Google Desktop has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Google Desktop from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop

The files below are left behind on your disk by Google Desktop when you uninstall 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\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • 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\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\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\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\topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\Weather_en.gg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\fiid
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\hp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{4516155C-B94E-4334-8D26-D4BF0932581C}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{65E256AC-B335-4004-8C6A-5A7F986CD0A4}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{87EE4771-AC3D-4AFB-9358-78BB7AC03DBA}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{DF83CBC5-6FAD-4074-BF03-8254392DEFA0}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{ECCB4495-7F5B-4B4E-A887-7A66BE948AC1}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\icons\{FBA13A6F-E595-48B7-AB73-2630042A4E93}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\iehistory.wh
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\rpm1m.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\rpm1mh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\rpmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-black-enchashm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-black-enchashmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-black-urlm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-black-urlmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-malware-domainm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-malware-domainmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-white-domainm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\safeweb\goog-white-domainmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\sidebar_background.raw
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\sidebar_plugin_data
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\sidebar_removed_plugin_data
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\572211670da9\sites.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4NP2MSN1\google-desktop.exe

Many times the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • 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\Tracing\google-desktop [1]_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Desktop

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GoogleDesktopManager-092308-165331\ImagePath




How to uninstall Google Desktop from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Google Desktop is an application by Google. Sometimes, users decide to erase this program. This can be easier said than done because deleting this manually takes some know-how related to PCs. The best SIMPLE action to erase 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your computer.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Google Desktop or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop". If it is installed on your PC the Google Desktop application will be found very quickly. After you select Google Desktop in the list of apps, the following data about the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Google Desktop, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Google Desktop:


  • The web site of the program is: http://desktop.google.com/mui/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop


8. After removing Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of 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 can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Google Desktop by Google from your computer, we are not saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Google Desktop in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-01 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-01 09:40:40.747