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How to uninstall Docker for Windows from your computer

Docker for Windows is a computer program. This page holds details on how to uninstall it from your PC. The Windows release was developed by Docker Inc.. Check out here where you can find out more on Docker Inc.. Docker for Windows is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker folder, subject to the user's option. You can uninstall 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. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. The application's main executable file occupies 1.73 MB (1813464 bytes) on disk and is named Docker for Windows.exe.

Docker for Windows is composed of the following executables which occupy 164.50 MB (172489168 bytes) on disk:

  • Docker for windows Installer.exe (3.40 MB)
  • Docker for Windows.exe (1.73 MB)
  • Docker.Watchguard.exe (12.50 KB)
  • DockerCli.exe (21.47 KB)
  • InstallerCli.exe (14.00 KB)
  • com.docker.9pdb.exe (2.87 MB)
  • com.docker.proxy.exe (13.88 MB)
  • com.docker.db.exe (9.56 MB)
  • dockerd.exe (35.28 MB)
  • vpnkit.exe (17.12 MB)
  • docker-compose.exe (6.67 MB)
  • docker-credential-wincred.exe (2.32 MB)
  • docker-machine.exe (25.65 MB)
  • docker.exe (18.95 MB)
  • notary.exe (7.78 MB)
  • qemu-img.exe (5.36 MB) to view all...

This web page is about Docker for Windows version 17.09.142 alone. You can find below info on other releases of Docker for Windows: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Roaming\Docker

The files below are 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\msvcp140.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\notary.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\CHANGELOG
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.9pdb.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.db.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\com.docker.proxy.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\dockerd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\DockerDebugInfo.ps1
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\ForceRemoveDocker.ps1
  • 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.iso
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\MobyLinux.ps1
  • 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\libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\libglib-2.0-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\libgthread-2.0-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\libiconv-2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\libintl-8.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\libssp-0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\LICENSE
  • C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker\resources\qemu-img\qemu-img.exe
  • 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\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\resources\zlib1.dll
  • 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\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.0.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.1.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.2.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.3.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.4.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\install-log.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\log.0.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Docker\log.txt
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows Installer.exe.log
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs\Docker for Windows.exe.log
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\1kmfnhuh.imv\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\a0jeu3md.qmt\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\lfb0vaen.4vi\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\vhyuiqbv.0rc\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\wl05zj3w.55i\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\yw2tmsvh.vvb\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • C:\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\docker.ps1.lnk

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Docker Inc.
  • 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 registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Docker\Docker\Docker for Windows.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\1kmfnhuh.imv\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\a0jeu3md.qmt\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\lfb0vaen.4vi\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\vhyuiqbv.0rc\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\wl05zj3w.55i\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1082611441-328175670-4226799046-3112\\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Users\tim.marvell\AppData\Local\Temp\yw2tmsvh.vvb\Docker for Windows Installer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\com.docker.service\DisplayName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\com.docker.service\ImagePath

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

Docker for Windows is an application by the software company Docker Inc.. Frequently, people want to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because performing this manually requires some knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK manner 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 system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to clean your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Docker for Windows or simply activate the Search field and type in "Docker for Windows". If it exists on your system the Docker for Windows app will be found very quickly. When you select Docker for Windows in the list of applications, some information about the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Docker for Windows, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will appear. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Docker for Windows.
Uninstall Docker for Windows

8. After removing Docker for Windows, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Docker for Windows which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Docker for Windows using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that Docker for Windows by Docker Inc. is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Docker for Windows 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' computers.

2017-12-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-12-18 00:22:05.213