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A way to uninstall Google Desktop Search from your system

Google Desktop Search is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was created by Google. Further information on Google can be seen here. You can read more about related to Google Desktop Search at . The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search directory (same installation drive as Windows). Google Desktop Search's complete uninstall command line is C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe -uninstall. GoogleDesktop.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 116.00 KB (118784 bytes) on disk.

Google Desktop Search is comprised of the following executables which take 1.69 MB (1768552 bytes) on disk:

  • GoogleDesktop.exe (116.00 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe (126.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopDisplay.exe (64.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopIndex.exe (372.00 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopOE.exe (56.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe (725.60 KB)
  • pdftohtml.exe (266.00 KB) to view all... For other Google Desktop Search versions please click below:

A considerable amount of files, folders and registry entries can not be removed when you want to remove Google Desktop Search from your computer.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Desktop Search

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Google Desktop Search:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\docs\privacy.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork1.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork2.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOE.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Desktop Search\uninstall.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbc2em.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbc2emh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbu2dm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbu2dmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\hes.evt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\rpmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\sites.txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Desktop Search\Google Desktop Search.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Desktop Search\Uninstall Google Desktop Search.lnk

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

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

Google Desktop Search is an application offered by Google. Some computer users decide to uninstall it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because performing this by hand takes some experience regarding PCs. One of the best QUICK practice to uninstall Google Desktop Search 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 on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general tool to clean your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Google Desktop Search or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop Search". If it exists on your system the Google Desktop Search app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Google Desktop Search in the list of programs, the following data about the application is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Google Desktop Search, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the application you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Google Desktop Search:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Google Desktop Search.
Uninstall Google Desktop Search

8. After uninstalling Google Desktop Search, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Google Desktop Search which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Google Desktop Search using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Google Desktop Search by Google from your computer, nor are we saying that Google Desktop Search by Google is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Google Desktop Search in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 20:06:53.203