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How to uninstall Windows Sidebar from your PC

You can find on this page details on how to uninstall Windows Sidebar for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More data about Microsoft Corporation can be seen here. Please follow if you want to read more on Windows Sidebar on Microsoft Corporation's website. RUNDLL32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection Sidebar.inf,UnInstall is the full command line if you want to remove Windows Sidebar. Windows Sidebar's primary file takes around 1.21 MB (1271808 bytes) and its name is sidebar.exe.

Windows Sidebar installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 1.29 MB (1351992 bytes) on disk.



  • regsvr32.exe (11.50 KB)
  • sidebar.exe (1.21 MB)
  • CenerTCPMessenger.exe (66.80 KB)


The current web page applies to Windows Sidebar version 6.0.6001.18000 alone. For other Windows Sidebar versions please click below:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are listed below.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall Windows Sidebar:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Settings.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\en-US\sbdrop.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\en-US\Sidebar.exe.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\drag.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\en-US\calendar.html
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\en-US\css\calendar.css
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\en-US\gadget.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\en-US\js\calendar.js
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\icon.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bg-desk.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bg-dock.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bg-today.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bNext.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bNext-disable.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bNext-down.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bNext-hot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bPrev.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bPrev-disable.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bPrev-down.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\bPrev-hot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_double.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_double_bkg.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_double_orange.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_ring_docked.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_single.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_single_bkg.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_single_bkg_orange.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\calendar_single_orange.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\corner.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\curl.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\curl-hot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\month.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\rings-desk.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\images\rings-dock.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Calendar.Gadget\logo.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\drag.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\clock.html
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\css\clock.css
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\css\settings.css
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\gadget.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\js\clock.js
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\js\settings.js
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\js\timeZones.js
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\en-US\settings.html
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\icon.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_dot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_h.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_highlights.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_m.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_s.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\cronometer_settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner_dot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner_h.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner_m.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner_s.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\diner_settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower_dot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower_h.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower_m.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower_s.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\flower_settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern_dot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern_h.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern_m.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern_s.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\modern_settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty_dot.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty_h.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty_m.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty_s.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\novelty_settings.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_bottom.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_divider_left.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_divider_right.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_left.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_right.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_box_top.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_corner_bottom_left.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_corner_bottom_right.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_corner_top_left.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_corner_top_right.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_divider.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_divider_left.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_divider_right.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_left_disabled.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_left_hover.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_left_pressed.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_left_rest.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_right_disabled.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_right_hover.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_right_pressed.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\settings_right_rest.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\spacer_highlights.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\square.png
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\Clock.Gadget\images\square_dot.png

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\sidebar.EXE
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Sidebar.GadgetHost
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Sidebar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\UserName\Sidebar

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Shared Gadgets\RecentDocuments.Gadget\




How to remove Windows Sidebar using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Sidebar is a program released by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Some users choose to remove it. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because removing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to PCs. One of the best EASY manner to remove Windows Sidebar 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to clean your computer.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
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 find Windows Sidebar or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Windows Sidebar". If it is installed on your PC the Windows Sidebar app will be found very quickly. After you click Windows Sidebar in the list of programs, some information about the program is shown to you:


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


  • The web site of the application is: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/features/details/sidebargadgets.mspx
  • The uninstall string is: RUNDLL32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection Sidebar.inf,UnInstall
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Windows Sidebar.
Uninstall Windows Sidebar


8. After uninstalling Windows Sidebar, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Windows Sidebar which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Windows Sidebar using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Windows Sidebar by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, nor are we saying that Windows Sidebar by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Windows Sidebar supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-20 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 16:56:04.890