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How to uninstall AutoHotkey from your PC

You can find below details on how to uninstall AutoHotkey for Windows. It was created for Windows by Lexikos. Go over here for more info on Lexikos. More details about AutoHotkey can be found at . The program is often located in the C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey directory (same installation drive as Windows). AutoHotkey's complete uninstall command line is C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe. The program's main executable file is named AutoHotkeyU64.exe and it has a size of 1.13 MB (1189888 bytes).

AutoHotkey contains of the executables below. They occupy 4.68 MB (4911104 bytes) on disk.

  • AutoHotkeyU64.exe (1.13 MB)
  • AutoHotkeyA32.exe (758.00 KB)
  • AutoHotkeyU32.exe (876.00 KB)
  • Ahk2Exe.exe (838.00 KB)

The current web page applies to AutoHotkey version alone. AutoHotkey has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall AutoHotkey
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey

The files below remain on your disk when you remove AutoHotkey
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey Website.url
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.chm
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkeyA32.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkeyU32.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkeyU64.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\Ahk2Exe.exe
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\ANSI 32-bit.bin
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\AutoHotkeySC.bin
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\Unicode 32-bit.bin
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Compiler\Unicode 64-bit.bin
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\Installer.ahk
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\license.txt
  • C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\WindowSpy.ahk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_AutoHotkey Website_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_AutoHotkey_chm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_AutoHotkey_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_Compiler_Ahk2Exe_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_Installer_ahk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_AutoHotkey_WindowSpy_ahk

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\AutoHotkey
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AutoHotkey
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\AutoHotkey.exe

Supplementary values that are not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-2868522966-4223289265-189804001-1001\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe

A way to erase AutoHotkey from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

AutoHotkey is a program offered by Lexikos. Some users choose to erase it. This is hard because uninstalling this by hand takes some experience related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY action to erase AutoHotkey 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 Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

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

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

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

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find AutoHotkey or simply click the Search field and type in "AutoHotkey". If it is installed on your PC the AutoHotkey application will be found automatically. When you click AutoHotkey in the list of applications, some data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have about AutoHotkey, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for AutoHotkey

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove AutoHotkey
Uninstall AutoHotkey

8. After removing AutoHotkey, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of AutoHotkey that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing AutoHotkey with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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



The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall AutoHotkey by Lexikos from your PC, we are not saying that AutoHotkey by Lexikos is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall AutoHotkey supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-02-11 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-02-11 16:57:00.783