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How to uninstall iTunes from your computer

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall iTunes for Windows. The Windows release was created by Apple Inc.. More info about Apple Inc. can be found here. You can see more info related to iTunes at . iTunes is commonly set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes folder, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the program. iTunes's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{D601CEAD-2E4F-4BBB-85CC-C29A4CE6A3C0}. iTunes.exe is the programs's main file and it takes circa 9.34 MB (9789256 bytes) on disk.

iTunes installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 9.48 MB (9941648 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (9.34 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (148.82 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of iTunes. You can find below info on other releases of iTunes: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall iTunes.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

The files below are left behind on your disk by iTunes when you uninstall it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes\Cache.db
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPodDevices.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunesPrefs.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\Cookies\Cookies.binarycookies
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunesPrefs.xml
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\ByHost\{846ee340-7039-11de-9d20-806e6f6e6963}.plist
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\Preferences\

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\iTunes_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\iTunes_RASMANCS

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe

A way to erase iTunes with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program released by Apple Inc.. Frequently, computer users try to uninstall it. This is troublesome because performing this by hand takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best EASY solution to uninstall iTunes 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of utilities.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find iTunes or simply click the Search field and type in "iTunes". The iTunes application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click iTunes in the list , some data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding iTunes, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for iTunes:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{D601CEAD-2E4F-4BBB-85CC-C29A4CE6A3C0}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing iTunes with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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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 page simply contains detailed info on how to remove iTunes in case you want to. 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' PCs.

2016-06-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 23:30:02.420