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A way to uninstall Google Desktop from your system

This page is about Google Desktop for Windows. Below you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was created by Google. More info about Google can be found here. Click on to get more information about Google Desktop on Google's website. The application is usually found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search folder. Take into account that this path can vary being determined by the user's preference. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall is the full command line if you want to remove Google Desktop. GoogleDesktop.exe is the Google Desktop's main executable file and it occupies circa 29.48 KB (30192 bytes) on disk.

Google Desktop installs the following the executables on your PC, taking about 2.18 MB (2285536 bytes) on disk.

  • GoogleDesktop.exe (29.48 KB)
  • GoogleDesktop64BitLaunch.exe (4.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopSetup.exe (1.92 MB)
  • pdftotext.exe (230.50 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 5.9.1005.12335 of Google Desktop. For more Google Desktop versions please click below: to view all...
Numerous files, folders and Windows registry entries can not be uninstalled when you are trying to remove Google Desktop from your PC.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\aa ### WARNING - Do not
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ab ### move or delete these
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ac ### files - your system
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ad ### may stop working
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ae ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\af ### To uninstall use
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ag ### Add-Remove programs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ah ### in the control panel
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ai ### or run
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\aj ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\ak ### GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\al ###
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\favicon.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gcdtmp1\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\googledesktop.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop64Bit.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop64BitLaunch.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCommon.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopHyper.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMail.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSSD.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleServices.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleUIEngine.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gpac.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.js
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\plugin_common.vbs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\sites.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\topic_sites.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\DesktopSharingHub\20211020.1\desktop_sharing_hub.pb
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\fiid
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\hes.evt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\hp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\icons\{4516155C-B94E-4334-8D26-D4BF0932581C}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\icons\{65E256AC-B335-4004-8C6A-5A7F986CD0A4}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\icons\{87EE4771-AC3D-4AFB-9358-78BB7AC03DBA}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\icons\{DF83CBC5-6FAD-4074-BF03-8254392DEFA0}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\icons\{ECCB4495-7F5B-4B4E-A887-7A66BE948AC1}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\iehistory.wh
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\rpm1m.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\rpm1mh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\rpmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sidebar_background.raw
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sidebar_plugin_data
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sidebar_plugins_00000000__ss_un_uploaded_events
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sidebar_plugins_00000000__ss_unclaimed_events
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sidebar_removed_plugin_data
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\sites.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\b716c934860e\uinfo.dat

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\Google Desktop
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Desktop

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108\ImagePath

How to remove Google Desktop from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Google Desktop is a program marketed by Google. Sometimes, people choose to remove it. Sometimes this is hard because removing this by hand takes some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best SIMPLE solution to remove Google Desktop is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good package of tools.

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

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Google Desktop or simply click the Search field and type in "Google Desktop". If it is installed on your PC the Google Desktop application will be found automatically. After you click Google Desktop in the list of apps, the following data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other people have about Google Desktop, 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 pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Google Desktop:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop

8. After uninstalling Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Google Desktop which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Google Desktop with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows (6.4)
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The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Google Desktop by Google from your computer, we are not saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good application. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Google Desktop supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:35:04.967