Application MPLAB XC16 C Compiler

How to uninstall MPLAB XC16 C Compiler from your computer

MPLAB XC16 C Compiler is a software application. This page contains details on how to uninstall it from your computer. It is developed by Microchip. Further information on Microchip can be seen here. The application is often located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24 folder. Take into account that this location can differ being determined by the user's preference. The full command line for removing MPLAB XC16 C Compiler is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24\Uninstall-xc16-v1.24.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file occupies 65.85 KB (67433 bytes) on disk and is called xc16-strip.exe.

The executable files below are installed alongside MPLAB XC16 C Compiler. They take about 46.48 MB (48732742 bytes) on disk.

  • Uninstall-xc16-v1.24.exe (3.66 MB)
  • sim30.exe (13.99 MB)
  • xc16-strip.exe (65.85 KB)
  • xc16-readelf.exe (217.00 KB)
  • xc16-strings.exe (299.50 KB)
  • xclm.exe (902.50 KB)
  • coff-ar.exe (221.00 KB)
  • coff-as.exe (468.00 KB)
  • coff-bin2hex.exe (1.62 MB)
  • coff-cc1.exe (7.62 MB)
  • coff-cpp.exe (390.83 KB)
  • coff-gcc.exe (389.26 KB)
  • coff-ld.exe (590.50 KB)
  • coff-nm.exe (256.00 KB)
  • coff-objdump.exe (426.50 KB)
  • coff-pa.exe (156.50 KB)
  • coff-ranlib.exe (221.00 KB)
  • coff-strip.exe (379.00 KB)
  • elf-ar.exe (315.00 KB)
  • elf-as.exe (566.00 KB)
  • elf-bin2hex.exe (2.25 MB)
  • elf-cc1.exe (7.73 MB)
  • elf-cpp.exe (390.83 KB)
  • elf-gcc.exe (389.26 KB)
  • elf-ld.exe (686.00 KB)
  • elf-nm.exe (350.00 KB)
  • elf-objdump.exe (532.00 KB)
  • elf-pa.exe (165.50 KB)
  • elf-ranlib.exe (315.00 KB)
  • elf-strip.exe (485.50 KB) to view all...

This web page is about MPLAB XC16 C Compiler version 1.24 only. You can find below info on other releases of MPLAB XC16 C Compiler: to view all...
Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall MPLAB XC16 C Compiler.

Folders left behind when you uninstall MPLAB XC16 C Compiler:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MPLAB XC16 C Compiler

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24\bin\bin\coff-ar.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24\bin\bin\coff-as.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24\bin\bin\coff-bin2hex.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc16\v1.24\bin\bin\coff-cc1.exe

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microchip\MPLAB XC16 C Compiler
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microchip\MPLAB XC8 C Compiler
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MPLAB XC16 C Compiler v1.24

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MPLAB XC16 C Compiler v1.24\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MPLAB XC16 C Compiler v1.24\UninstallString

A way to erase MPLAB XC16 C Compiler with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

MPLAB XC16 C Compiler is a program offered by Microchip. Frequently, users want to erase this program. Sometimes this can be easier said than done because removing this by hand requires some skill related to removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK solution to erase MPLAB XC16 C Compiler is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

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Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate MPLAB XC16 C Compiler or simply click the Search field and type in "MPLAB XC16 C Compiler". If it exists on your system the MPLAB XC16 C Compiler application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select MPLAB XC16 C Compiler in the list of programs, the following information about the program is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about MPLAB XC16 C Compiler, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall MPLAB XC16 C Compiler.
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8. After uninstalling MPLAB XC16 C Compiler, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of MPLAB XC16 C Compiler which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing MPLAB XC16 C Compiler using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your PC 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 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to remove MPLAB XC16 C Compiler by Microchip from your PC, we are not saying that MPLAB XC16 C Compiler by Microchip is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to remove MPLAB XC16 C Compiler in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 03:46:47.773