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How to uninstall Google Desktop from your computer

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:

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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\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\temp\temp31DF__GoogleDesktopNetwork3.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\fiid
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\filequeue.dat
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\hp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{4516155C-B94E-4334-8D26-D4BF0932581C}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{65E256AC-B335-4004-8C6A-5A7F986CD0A4}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{87EE4771-AC3D-4AFB-9358-78BB7AC03DBA}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{DF83CBC5-6FAD-4074-BF03-8254392DEFA0}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{ECCB4495-7F5B-4B4E-A887-7A66BE948AC1}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\icons\{FBA13A6F-E595-48B7-AB73-2630042A4E93}.bmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\iehistory.wh
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\rpm1m.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\rpm1mh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\rpmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\sidebar_background.raw
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\sidebar_plugin_data
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\sidebar_plugins_00000000__ss_un_uploaded_events
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\sidebar_plugins_00000000__ss_unclaimed_events
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\sites.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\e4fcb12994c0\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


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

Google Desktop is an application released by the software company Google. Frequently, people want to uninstall it. This can be hard because removing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK manner to uninstall Google Desktop is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to take care of your Windows PC.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Google Desktop or simply activate the Search field and type in "Google Desktop". If it is installed on your PC the Google Desktop program will be found very quickly. After you select Google Desktop in the list of apps, some information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Google Desktop, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Google Desktop:





  • The web site of the program is: http://desktop.google.com/?hl=en
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Google Desktop.
Uninstall Google Desktop


8. After removing Google Desktop, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Google Desktop that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Google Desktop using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.



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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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Google Desktop by Google from your computer, nor are we saying that Google Desktop by Google is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info 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 other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

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