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A guide to uninstall VLC media player from your system

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VLC media player for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VideoLAN. You can read more on VideoLAN or check for application updates here. You can read more about about VLC media player at . The application is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's choice. The entire uninstall command line for VLC media player is C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe. The program's main executable file has a size of 124.02 KB (126995 bytes) on disk and is labeled vlc.exe.

VLC media player contains of the executables below. They occupy 504.80 KB (516919 bytes) on disk.



  • uninstall.exe (268.77 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (112.02 KB)
  • vlc.exe (124.02 KB)


The current page applies to VLC media player version 2.1.5 alone. Click on the links below for other VLC media player versions:

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Many files, folders and Windows registry data will be left behind when you remove VLC media player from your computer.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VLC media player:
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc

The files below were left behind on your disk by VLC media player's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\AUTHORS.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\axvlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\COPYING.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\Documentation.url
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\libvlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\libvlccore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ach\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\af\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\am\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\an\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ar\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ast\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\az\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\be\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bn_IN\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\br\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bs\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ca\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cgg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ckb\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\co\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cs\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cy\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\da\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\de\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\el\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\en_GB\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\es\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\et\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\eu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ff\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fur\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ga\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gd\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\he\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hy\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ia\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\id\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\is\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\it\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ja\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ka\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\kk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\km\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\kn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ko\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ky\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lt\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lv\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ml\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ms\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\my\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nb\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ne\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\oc\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\or\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ps\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pt_BR\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pt_PT\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ro\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ru\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\si\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sq\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sv\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ta\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\te\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tet\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\th\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\uk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\uz\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\vi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\wa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zh_CN\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zh_TW\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\extensions\VLSub.luac
  • C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\http\css\main.css

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vlc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\vlc.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3g2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3ga
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3gp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.669
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.a52
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ac3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.adt
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.amr
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.amv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aob
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ape
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.asf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.asx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.au
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.avi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.b4s
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.bin
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.caf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.cue
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.divx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.drc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.dts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.dv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.f4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.gvi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.gxf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ifo
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.it
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m1v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m2t
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m2v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mid
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mka
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mkv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mlp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mod
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mov
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp1
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpv2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mtv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mxf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.nsv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.nuv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.oga
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.oma
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.OPENFolder
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.opus
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.qcp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ra
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.rec
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.rm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.s3m
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.sdp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.snd
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.spx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.SVCDMovie
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tod
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tta
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.VCDMovie
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vlc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vob
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.voc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vqf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vro
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.w64
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.webm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wma
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wmv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xesc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xspf

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.FriendlyAppName




How to delete VLC media player from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is an application marketed by the software company VideoLAN. Some people decide to erase this program. Sometimes this can be efortful because doing this manually requires some know-how regarding PCs. The best EASY solution to erase VLC media player 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VLC media player or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VLC media player". The VLC media player application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VLC media player in the list of apps, the following information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding VLC media player, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VLC media player:


  • The web site of the program is: http://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VLC media player.
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8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of VLC media player which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VLC media player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove VLC media player by VideoLAN from your PC, nor are we saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VLC media player in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:46:03.777