Docker for Windows Docker for Windows

A way to uninstall Docker for Windows from your system

Docker for Windows is a software application. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is written by Docker Inc.. Check out here for more information on Docker Inc.. Docker for Windows is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker directory, however this location can vary a lot depending on the user's decision while installing the application. You can remove Docker for Windows by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows Installer.exe. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for admin rights. Docker for Windows's primary file takes about 1.73 MB (1814528 bytes) and is called Docker for Windows.exe.

The following executables are contained in Docker for Windows. They occupy 310.12 MB (325184185 bytes) on disk.

  • Docker for windows Installer.exe (3.41 MB)
  • Docker for Windows.exe (1.73 MB)
  • Docker.Watchguard.exe (18.52 KB)
  • DockerCli.exe (22.51 KB)
  • InstallerCli.exe (20.02 KB)
  • com.docker.9pdb.exe (3.04 MB)
  • (41.54 MB)
  • com.docker.isowrap.exe (2.43 MB)
  • com.docker.localhost-forwarder.exe (7.65 MB)
  • com.docker.proxy.exe (41.54 MB)
  • dockerd.exe (38.68 MB)
  • vpnkit.exe (23.22 MB)
  • docker-compose.exe (7.21 MB)
  • docker-credential-wincred.exe (2.33 MB)
  • docker-machine.exe (27.19 MB)
  • docker.exe (36.51 MB)
  • kubectl.exe (64.68 MB)
  • notary.exe (8.91 MB) to view all...

This page is about Docker for Windows version 18.03.165 only. You can find below info on other releases of Docker for Windows: to view all...
When planning to uninstall Docker for Windows you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Docker

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows Installer (2).exe.log
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows Installer (3).exe.log
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows Installer.exe.log
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows.exe.log
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\GZBFGPMO\components docker setup (002).docx
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\GZBFGPMO\components docker setup (003).docx
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\GZBFGPMO\components docker setup (004).docx
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\GZBFGPMO\components docker setup (005).docx
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\GZBFGPMO\components docker setup.docx
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\Recent\components docker setup.LNK
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\components docker setup (2).lnk
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\components docker setup.lnk
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Docker.lnk
  • C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\docker-labs.lnk

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Docker for windows Installer_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Docker for windows Installer_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Docker for Windows_RASAPI32
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Tracing\Docker for Windows_RASMANCS
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Docker for Windows
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\com.docker.service

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\Docker\Docker\Docker for windows Installer.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\training\softwares\Docker for Windows Installer (2).exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Temp\2rsl3q1y.e11\Docker for Windows Installer.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Users\nshiraganvi\AppData\Local\Temp\45h3mv3d.tcc\Docker for Windows Installer.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\com.docker.service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\com.docker.service\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\TCP Query User{44E16620-D31A-42DF-B21B-8017A92F3B5C}C:\program files\docker\docker\resources\vpnkit.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\UDP Query User{9DE00E16-D06D-43D1-884F-94854E996A53}C:\program files\docker\docker\resources\vpnkit.exe

A way to erase Docker for Windows from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Docker for Windows is an application by Docker Inc.. Some computer users decide to remove this application. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because performing this manually requires some experience related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE approach to remove Docker for Windows 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 already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Docker for Windows or simply click the Search field and type in "Docker for Windows". If it exists on your system the Docker for Windows program will be found automatically. After you click Docker for Windows in the list of apps, some information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about Docker for Windows, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove Docker for Windows.
Uninstall Docker for Windows

8. After removing Docker for Windows, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Docker for Windows which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Docker for Windows with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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


The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Docker for Windows in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-05-01 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-05-01 07:50:09.667