PowerDesk 8 PowerDesk 8

A guide to uninstall PowerDesk 8 from your computer

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove PowerDesk 8 for Windows. It was coded for Windows by Avanquest North America Inc.. Additional info about Avanquest North America Inc. can be read here. You can see more info related to PowerDesk 8 at . The program is usually found in the C:\Program Files\Avanquest\PowerDesk directory (same installation drive as Windows). You can remove PowerDesk 8 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /I{5536DFDE-9A88-4E87-90B9-800F619B3E7D}. Keep in mind that you might be prompted for administrator rights. The program's main executable file occupies 7.19 MB (7537496 bytes) on disk and is called PDExplo.exe.

The following executable files are contained in PowerDesk 8. They occupy 24.71 MB (25913465 bytes) on disk.

  • 50comupd.exe (498.03 KB)
  • APMessage.exe (213.34 KB)
  • BrowserApp.exe (51.34 KB)
  • ContextMenuServer.exe (65.34 KB)
  • convert.exe (23.50 KB)
  • CplServer.exe (113.84 KB)
  • ezupdate.exe (485.00 KB)
  • Generate.exe (25.50 KB)
  • genicon.exe (48.00 KB)
  • HelpFiles.exe (4.38 MB)
  • HexEditor.exe (26.34 KB)
  • iconbacfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconbaofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconbucfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconbuofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconcam.exe (23.50 KB)
  • iconcams.exe (23.50 KB)
  • iconccfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconcofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • icondefcfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • icondefofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconftp.exe (52.00 KB)
  • iconftpadd.exe (36.00 KB)
  • iconftpsite.exe (52.00 KB)
  • icongcfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • icongofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconmcfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconmofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconrcfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconrofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • iconwcfolder.exe (51.00 KB)
  • iconwofolder.exe (47.00 KB)
  • InstallFileMonitor.exe (9.50 KB)
  • ISMAGIC.exe (98.34 KB)
  • KeyViewServer.exe (69.34 KB)
  • LiveUpdate.exe (2.74 MB)
  • MxApchSn.exe (139.50 KB)
  • nttool.exe (40.00 KB)
  • OneUp.exe (51.00 KB)
  • pddlghlp.exe (85.34 KB)
  • Pdesk.exe (736.00 KB)
  • pdexclud.exe (45.34 KB)
  • PDExplo.exe (7.19 MB)
  • pdfind.exe (1.65 MB)
  • pdftp.exe (1.59 MB)
  • PDHookServer.exe (64.34 KB)
  • PDREWIN.EXE (12.09 KB)
  • Pdshut.exe (36.00 KB)
  • pdsync.exe (77.00 KB)
  • Pdwizard.exe (280.00 KB)
  • PlaylistEditor.exe (98.84 KB)
  • PowerDeskToolBr.exe (386.36 KB)
  • SizeMgr.exe (369.34 KB)
  • SNUpdate.exe (97.34 KB)
  • TSCookie.exe (61.00 KB)
  • Skins.exe (2.00 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version of PowerDesk 8. You can find here a few links to other PowerDesk 8 versions:

If planning to uninstall PowerDesk 8 you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall PowerDesk 8:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData\Avanquest\PowerDesk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk

The files below are left behind on your disk by PowerDesk 8's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\ProgramData\Avanquest\PowerDesk\PowerDesk.stg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\APWin7MigPatch.exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\DirIcons.jdb
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\Favorites\Control Panel.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\Favorites\Favorite Programs\Notepad.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\Favorites\My Computer.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\Favorites\Windows.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\FileMonitor64.dll
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\FileNote.jdb
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Avanquest\Powerdesk\PowerDesk.stg
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{5536DFDE-9A88-4E87-90B9-800F619B3E7D}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

Usually the following registry keys will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerDesk Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerDesk64 Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerDesk Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerDesk64 Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\DragDropHandlers\PowerDesk Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerDesk64 Menu
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\PowerDesk
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Avanquest\PowerDesk
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ontrack\PowerDesk
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Avanquest\PowerDesk
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EDFD635588A978E4099B08F016B9E3D7
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5536DFDE-9A88-4E87-90B9-800F619B3E7D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Ontrack\PowerDesk

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\EDFD635588A978E4099B08F016B9E3D7\PowerDesk_8_Files
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\EDFD635588A978E4099B08F016B9E3D7\ProductName

A way to erase PowerDesk 8 from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

PowerDesk 8 is a program marketed by the software company Avanquest North America Inc.. Sometimes, people decide to uninstall it. This is easier said than done because doing this by hand takes some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best SIMPLE approach to uninstall PowerDesk 8 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 already installed on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and general utility to maximize the performance of your PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the program by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find PowerDesk 8 or simply click the Search field and type in "PowerDesk 8". If it exists on your system the PowerDesk 8 application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click PowerDesk 8 in the list of apps, the following information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding PowerDesk 8, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for PowerDesk 8:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{5536DFDE-9A88-4E87-90B9-800F619B3E7D}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove PowerDesk 8.
Uninstall PowerDesk 8

8. After uninstalling PowerDesk 8, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong PowerDesk 8 that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling PowerDesk 8 with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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The text above is not a recommendation to remove PowerDesk 8 by Avanquest North America Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that PowerDesk 8 by Avanquest North America Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove PowerDesk 8 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2017-03-31 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-03-30 22:42:09.823