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A way to uninstall VMware Tools from your PC

VMware Tools is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your computer. It is made by VMware, Inc.. Go over here where you can read more on VMware, Inc.. Usually the VMware Tools application is found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools folder, depending on the user's option during install. VMware Tools's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{ED77EC6B-5C47-4031-BD50-6D511A02F13F}. The program's main executable file is labeled vmtoolsd.exe and occupies 72.19 KB (73920 bytes).

The executable files below are installed along with VMware Tools. They occupy about 2.80 MB (2937008 bytes) on disk.



  • rpctool.exe (110.69 KB)
  • rvmSetup.exe (33.50 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (1.02 MB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (501.33 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (552.83 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (72.19 KB)
  • VMToolsHookProc.exe (59.69 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (21.69 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (90.19 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (61.69 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (40.19 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (144.69 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.69 KB)
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The current web page applies to VMware Tools version 9.9.0.2304977 alone. For other VMware Tools versions please click below:

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Some files, folders and Windows registry data will not be removed when you are trying to remove VMware Tools from your PC.

Directories that were left behind:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\wow64\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\thinprint.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableGuestHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\guestInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rvmSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnect.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGatewaydeu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmrawdsk.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHookProc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHgfsClient.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareResolutionSet.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareToolboxCmd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareXferlogs.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win32\vmGuestLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win32\vmGuestLibJava.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win64\vmGuestLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win64\vmGuestLibJava.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\zip.exe
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{ED77EC6B-5C47-4031-BD50-6D511A02F13F}\VMwareIcon

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B6CE77DE74C51304DB05D615A1201FF3
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{ED77EC6B-5C47-4031-BD50-6D511A02F13F}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\B6CE77DE74C51304DB05D615A1201FF3\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{ED77EC6B-5C47-4031-BD50-6D511A02F13F}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath




How to delete VMware Tools from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program released by VMware, Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to remove it. Sometimes this can be difficult because performing this by hand requires some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. The best SIMPLE manner to remove VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows computer.

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

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


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


5. All the programs existing on your computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it exists on your system the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list , some information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After removing VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VMware Tools which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
  • Windows (6.4)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 13:24:10.227