A guide to uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV from your system

This page is about FINAL FANTASY XIV for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.. Take a look here where you can read more on SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.. Further information about FINAL FANTASY XIV can be found at . FINAL FANTASY XIV is typically installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\SquareEnix directory, however this location can differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. The full command line for removing FINAL FANTASY XIV is C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\setup.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. ffxivboot.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 11.67 MB (12242064 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in FINAL FANTASY XIV. They take 16.17 MB (16950584 bytes) on disk.

  • ffxivboot.exe (11.67 MB)
  • ffxivconfig.exe (2.79 MB)
  • ffxivsetup.exe (225.34 KB)
  • ffxivupdater.exe (609.34 KB)
  • setup.exe (389.34 KB)
  • DXSETUP.exe (512.82 KB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 1.0.0000 of FINAL FANTASY XIV. When planning to uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV:
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SQUARE ENIX\FINAL FANTASY XIV
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\wrappers\final_fantasy_xiv

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV:
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SQUARE ENIX\FINAL FANTASY XIV\FINAL FANTASY XIV Config.lnk
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SQUARE ENIX\FINAL FANTASY XIV\FINAL FANTASY XIV.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\icons\final_fantasy_xiv.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\NVIDIA\NvBackend\ApplicationOntology\data\icons\final_fantasy_xiv_kr.png

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\LogFile
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\ModifyPath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\ProductGuid
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\UninstallString

How to erase FINAL FANTASY XIV from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

FINAL FANTASY XIV is a program released by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.. Sometimes, computer users decide to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is difficult because removing this by hand requires some skill regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best QUICK manner to uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to clean your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate FINAL FANTASY XIV or simply click the Search feature and type in "FINAL FANTASY XIV". The FINAL FANTASY XIV app will be found automatically. After you click FINAL FANTASY XIV in the list of applications, the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for FINAL FANTASY XIV:

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{F2C4E6E0-EB78-4824-A212-6DF6AF0E8E82}\setup.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall FINAL FANTASY XIV.

8. After uninstalling FINAL FANTASY XIV, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of FINAL FANTASY XIV which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing FINAL FANTASY XIV with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove FINAL FANTASY XIV by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. from your PC, we are not saying that FINAL FANTASY XIV by SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. is not a good application for your computer. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove FINAL FANTASY XIV supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-08-13 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-13 19:23:58.940