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How to uninstall iTunes from your PC

This web page contains thorough information on how to uninstall iTunes for Windows. The Windows release was created by Apple Inc.. Take a look here where you can read more on Apple Inc.. Please open if you want to read more on iTunes on Apple Inc.'s page. iTunes is typically installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes folder, depending on the user's decision. The full command line for removing iTunes is MsiExec.exe /I{53529DAD-F7C9-476E-87CC-1547C4E3E821}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might receive a notification for administrator rights. iTunes's main file takes around 9.88 MB (10358072 bytes) and is called iTunes.exe.

iTunes installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 10.29 MB (10792872 bytes) on disk.



  • iTunes.exe (9.88 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (138.30 KB)
  • iTunesPhotoProcessor.exe (286.30 KB)


This page is about iTunes version 9.2.0.61 only. You can find below a few links to other iTunes releases:

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iTunes has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall iTunes from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall iTunes:
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrdll.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdroem.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrtype.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CDDBControlApple.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iPodUpdaterExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\ITDetector.ocx
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\axloadcomplete.wav
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\complete.wav
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\About iTunes.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AboutBox.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVPrefs.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVSetup.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVStream.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVStreamingPrefs.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVStreamingPrefsBar.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppleTVSync.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AppsPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\AutofillPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\BooksIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\BrowseBar.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\CapacityBar.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\CDPlaylistPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsAdvanced.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsApps.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsAudiobooks.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsBookmarks.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsBooks.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsCalendars.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsClassicCalendars.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsClassicContacts.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsContacts.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsFileSharing.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsGames.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsiTunesU.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsMail.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsMobileMe.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsMovies.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsMusic.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsPhotos.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsPodcasts.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsRentalItem.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsRentedMovies.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsRingtones.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsTVShows.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsVersion.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DevicePrefsWorkouts.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DJIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DJPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DownloadsPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\DuplicatesPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\EQWindow.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\EULA.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\GeniusBar.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\GeniusDone.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\genresLoc.plist
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\GoogleLicense.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\GradientWindow.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\HomeSharing.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\HomeSharingOn.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\HomeSharingPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPad License.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhone License.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhonePrefs.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhoneRestore.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhoneSetup.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhoneWelcome.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPhoneWelcomeOffline.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPod License.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPod touch License.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodPrefs.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodRestore.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodSetup.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodSetupAssist.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodWelcome.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iPodWelcomeOffline.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iTunes Help.chm
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iTunesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\iTunesLocalized.qtr
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\License.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\Localizable.strings
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\MoviesIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\MusicIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\PlaylistIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\PodcastsIntro.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\PodcastsPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\RentedMoviesPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\Ringtone.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\ShufflePrefs.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\ShuffleSetup.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\SortPrefixes.plist
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\StoreCancelPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\StoreCopyrightPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\StoreTracksPlacard.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\SummaryBar.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\TouchRemoteConfirm.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\TouchRemoteSetup.nib\objects.xib
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\da.lproj\TVShowsIntro.nib\objects.xib

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipsw\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itdb\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ite\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itlp\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itpc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcast\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itpc
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\942A3BA718BFB61419A72A1AE0475C30
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7AB3A249-FB81-416B-917A-A2A10E74C503}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MozillaPlugins\@Apple.com/iTunes,version=

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aax
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aifc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aiff
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.cdda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipa\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipg\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ipsw\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ipsw
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itb\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itb
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itdb\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itdb
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ite\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.ite
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itl
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itlp\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itlp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itpc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.itpc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u8\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u8
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4r\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4r
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mov
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pcast\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.pcast
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wave
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\942A3BA718BFB61419A72A1AE0475C30\iTunes
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\942A3BA718BFB61419A72A1AE0475C30\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\iTunes\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{7AB3A249-FB81-416B-917A-A2A10E74C503}\




How to erase iTunes from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program marketed by the software company Apple Inc.. Some people try to erase this application. Sometimes this can be efortful because deleting this by hand requires some knowledge related to Windows internal functioning. One of the best EASY way to erase iTunes 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

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


4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate iTunes or simply activate the Search field and type in "iTunes". If it exists on your system the iTunes app will be found very quickly. When you select iTunes in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding iTunes, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for iTunes:


  • The publisher is: http://www.apple.com/fr/
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{53529DAD-F7C9-476E-87CC-1547C4E3E821}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes


8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling iTunes with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to remove iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove iTunes in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 23:59:43.350