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How to uninstall Docker for Windows from your computer

Docker for Windows is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It was created for Windows by Docker Inc.. Further information on Docker Inc. can be seen here. Docker for Windows is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's choice while installing the application. The entire uninstall command line for Docker for Windows is C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows Installer.exe. Docker for Windows's main file takes around 1.73 MB (1814016 bytes) and is named Docker for Windows.exe.

The executable files below are part of Docker for Windows. They take about 288.04 MB (302026610 bytes) on disk.

  • Docker for windows Installer.exe (3.22 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.diagnose.exe (7.52 MB)
  • com.docker.isowrap.exe (26.17 MB)
  • com.docker.localhost-forwarder.exe (8.20 MB)
  • com.docker.proxy.exe (41.73 MB)
  • dockerd.exe (41.77 MB)
  • vpnkit.exe (23.38 MB)
  • docker-compose.exe (7.22 MB)
  • docker-credential-wincred.exe (2.33 MB)
  • docker-machine.exe (27.26 MB)
  • docker.exe (36.38 MB)
  • kubectl.exe (52.17 MB)
  • notary.exe (8.91 MB) to view all...

This data is about Docker for Windows version 18.06.173 only. You can find here a few links to other Docker for Windows versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Docker for Windows we recommend you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Docker for Windows:
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Roaming\Docker
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Docker

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove Docker for Windows:
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Bugsnag.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Bugsnag.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\com.docker.service
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\concrt140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Backend.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Backend.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Core.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Core.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Service.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Watchguard.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Watchguard.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Win32Helpers.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.Win32Helpers.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.WPF.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker.WPF.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\DockerCli.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\DockerCli.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\installationmanifest.json
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\InstallerCli.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\InstallerCli.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Notifications.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Microsoft.Toolkit.Uwp.Notifications.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Microsoft.Windows.ComputeVirtualization.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\msvcp140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\msvcp140_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\msvcp140_2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\NLog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\NLog.pdb
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\docker.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\docker-compose.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\docker-credential-wincred.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\docker-machine.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\kubectl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\bin\notary.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\CHANGELOG
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.diagnose.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.isowrap.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.localhost-forwarder.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.proxy.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\componentsVersion.json
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\concrt140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\config-options.json
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\dockerd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\DockerDebugInfo.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\docker-for-win.iso
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\ForceRemoveDocker.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\forwarding.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\lcow-initrd.img
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\lcow-kernel
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\LICENSE.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\linux-daemon-options.json
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\MobyLinux.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\msvcp140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\msvcp140_1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\msvcp140_2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\nsenter.tar
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\OSS-LICENSES.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\COPYING
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\LICENSE
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\SOURCES
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\VERSION
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\sha1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\tile-error.png
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\tile-icon.png
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\UpdateChannel
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\vccorlib140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\vcruntime140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\vpnkit.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\WinContainers.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\WinContainersDiags.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\windows-daemon-options.json
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\System.Management.Automation.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\System.Net.Http.Formatting.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\System.Runtime.WindowsRuntime.UI.Xaml.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\System.ValueTuple.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\vccorlib140.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\vcruntime140.dll
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.0.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.1.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.2.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.383.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.384.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.385.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.386.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.387.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Docker\log.txt
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows Installer.exe.log
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows.exe.log
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Temp\_MEI62482\docker-compose.exe.manifest
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Local\Temp\1\ao4r2vqw.h51\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Roaming\Docker\already-enabled-features.json
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Roaming\Docker\dhcp.json
  • C:\Users\ItiShrunkhla\AppData\Roaming\Docker\features-cache.json

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Docker Inc.
  • 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

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\kitematic\Kitematic.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Docker Toolbox\kitematic\Kitematic.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_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{9EBB8AA8-C12B-40EB-89E5-961FBAA00EFD}C:\program files\docker\docker\resources\vpnkit.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\UDP Query User{A0489882-166F-4D69-9C18-ED8641CE8270}C:\program files\docker\docker\resources\vpnkit.exe

How to delete Docker for Windows from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Docker for Windows is an application marketed by the software company Docker Inc.. Sometimes, computer users try to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because performing this manually takes some skill regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE practice to uninstall 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 Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows computer.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Docker for Windows or simply click the Search feature and type in "Docker for Windows". If it is installed on your PC the Docker for Windows app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Docker for Windows in the list , the following information regarding the program is available to you:

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

8. After removing Docker for Windows, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Docker for Windows which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Docker for Windows with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


This page is not a piece of advice to remove Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Docker for Windows supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2018-08-31 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-08-31 17:05:32.837