RStudio RStudio

A guide to uninstall RStudio from your PC

This page is about RStudio for Windows. Here you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It is written by RStudio. Open here for more information on RStudio. The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files\RStudio folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for removing RStudio is C:\Program Files\RStudio\Uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may get a notification for administrator rights. rstudio.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 6.46 MB (6771502 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are incorporated in RStudio. They take 160.18 MB (167956531 bytes) on disk.

  • Uninstall.exe (104.63 KB)
  • consoleio.exe (4.31 MB)
  • diagnostics.exe (4.27 MB)
  • rpostback.exe (5.66 MB)
  • rsession.exe (19.66 MB)
  • rsinverse.exe (5.69 MB)
  • rstudio.exe (6.46 MB)
  • urlopener.exe (4.22 MB)
  • cmp.exe (56.00 KB)
  • diff.exe (147.00 KB)
  • diff3.exe (58.00 KB)
  • sdiff.exe (60.50 KB)
  • egrep.exe (90.00 KB)
  • fgrep.exe (53.50 KB)
  • grep.exe (94.00 KB)
  • error-mode.exe (30.34 KB)
  • msysmnt.exe (1.32 MB)
  • ps.exe (1.33 MB)
  • scp.exe (49.50 KB)
  • sftp.exe (85.00 KB)
  • ssh.exe (312.50 KB)
  • ssh-add.exe (97.00 KB)
  • ssh-agent.exe (86.50 KB)
  • ssh-keygen.exe (135.50 KB)
  • ssh-keyscan.exe (175.50 KB)
  • pandoc-citeproc.exe (36.58 MB)
  • pandoc.exe (39.84 MB)
  • SumatraPDF.exe (6.12 MB)
  • rsession.exe (22.81 MB) to view all...

This data is about RStudio version 0.99.903 only. Click on the links below for other RStudio versions: to view all...
After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Part_A few of these are listed below.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\RStudio

Files remaining:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_www.rstudio.com_0.localstorage
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\D__Program Files_RStudio_bin_rstudio_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\addin_registry
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\client-state\environment-grid.persistent
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\client-state\workbenchp.persistent
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\content_urls\72efb5c02bc04045b8bb629d6c54d758
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\history_database
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\log\rdesktop.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\log\rsession-UserName.log
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\monitored\lists\file_mru
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\monitored\lists\help_history_links
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\monitored\lists\project_mru
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\monitored\user-settings\user-settings
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\pcs\files-pane.pper
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\pcs\packages-pane.pper
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\pcs\source-pane.pper
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\pcs\windowlayoutstate.pper
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\pcs\workbench-pane.pper
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\projects_settings\last-project-path
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\projects_settings\next-session-project
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\projects_settings\update-pkg-install-default
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\per\t\2F1DF343
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\per\t\88CCFB9F
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\per\t\FDF89474
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\prop\573D3AAC
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\prop\FE22E5AC
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\RStudio-Desktop\sdb\prop\INDEX
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\RStudio\desktop.ini

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.c\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cpp\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.css\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.h\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.hpp\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.htm\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.js\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.markdown\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.md\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mdtxt\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.R\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rd\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rda\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.RData\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rhtml\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rmarkdown\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rmd\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rnw\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rpres\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.Rproj\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.tex\OpenWithList\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\rstudio.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FLEXnet\Connect\db\RStudio.ini
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt Factory Cache 4.7\com.trolltech.Qt.QImageIOHandlerFactoryInterface:\D:\Program Files\RStudio
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt Factory Cache 4.8\com.trolltech.Qt.QImageIOHandlerFactoryInterface:\D:\Program Files\RStudio
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt Plugin Cache 4.7.false\D:\Program Files\RStudio
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trolltech\OrganizationDefaults\Qt Plugin Cache 4.8.false\D:\Program Files\RStudio
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RStudio
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\RStudio

How to remove RStudio using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

RStudio is an application marketed by the software company RStudio. Sometimes, computer users choose to remove this application. Sometimes this can be troublesome because performing this by hand takes some knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK manner to remove RStudio 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 PC, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs installed on your computer will be shown to you

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

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have about RStudio, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall RStudio.
Uninstall RStudio

8. After removing RStudio, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of RStudio which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing RStudio using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

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


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)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to remove RStudio by RStudio from your PC, nor are we saying that RStudio by RStudio is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove RStudio in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-07-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-23 18:57:26.640