Rainmeter Rainmeter

A way to uninstall Rainmeter from your system

Rainmeter is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It is produced by Rainmeter. More information about Rainmeter can be seen here. Click on to get more details about Rainmeter on Rainmeter's website. Usually the Rainmeter application is installed in the C:\Program Files\Rainmeter directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The complete uninstall command line for Rainmeter is C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\uninst.exe. The application's main executable file occupies 38.14 KB (39056 bytes) on disk and is called Rainmeter.exe.

Rainmeter is composed of the following executables which take 173.96 KB (178134 bytes) on disk:

  • Rainmeter.exe (38.14 KB)
  • SkinInstaller.exe (28.13 KB)
  • uninst.exe (107.69 KB)

The information on this page is only about version 4.23029 of Rainmeter. You can find below a few links to other Rainmeter releases:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the PC. Part_A few of these are listed below.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Layouts\illustro default\Rainmeter.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\@Resources\Background.png
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Clock\Clock.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Disk\1 Disk.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Disk\2 Disks.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Google\Google.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Network\Network.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Recycle Bin\Recycle Bin.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\System\System.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Welcome\Background.png
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Defaults\Skins\illustro\Welcome\Welcome.ini
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1026.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1028.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1029.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1030.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1031.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1032.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1033.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1035.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1036.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1037.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1038.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1040.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1041.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1042.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1043.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1045.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1046.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1048.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1049.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1051.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1053.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1055.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1058.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1060.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1066.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\1086.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\2052.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\2070.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\2074.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\3082.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Languages\3098.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\ActionTimer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\AdvancedCPU.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\AudioLevel.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\CoreTemp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\FileView.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\FolderInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\InputText.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\iTunesPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\PerfMon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\PingPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\PowerPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\Process.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\QuotePlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\ResMon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\RunCommand.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\SpeedFanPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\SysInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\WifiStatus.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\Win7AudioPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\WindowMessagePlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\uninst.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_Rainmeter_Rainmeter_exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\Rainmeter.lnk
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Rainmeter.lnk
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Layouts\illustro default\Rainmeter.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.data
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.stats

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Rainmeter.SkinInstaller
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Rainmeter
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Rainmeter

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserNameSettings\S-1-5-21-1479848509-3625102539-444372166-1000\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bam\UserNameSettings\S-1-5-21-1479848509-3625102539-444372166-1000\\Device\HarddiskVolume2\UserNames\UserName\Downloads\Halo 2\Rainmeter\Rainmeter-4.2-r3029-beta.exe

How to erase Rainmeter using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Rainmeter is an application by Rainmeter. Some users want to uninstall this application. Sometimes this is hard because performing this by hand requires some know-how regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY practice to uninstall Rainmeter 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, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and general tool to maximize the performance of your system.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
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 Rainmeter or simply activate the Search feature and type in "Rainmeter". If it is installed on your PC the Rainmeter app will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Rainmeter in the list of programs, the following information about the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Rainmeter, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Rainmeter:

  • The publisher is: https://rainmeter.net
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\uninst.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Rainmeter.
Uninstall Rainmeter

8. After uninstalling Rainmeter, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Rainmeter which have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing Rainmeter using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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



The text above is not a recommendation to remove Rainmeter by Rainmeter from your PC, we are not saying that Rainmeter by Rainmeter is not a good application. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove Rainmeter in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-02-13 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-02-13 02:46:27.950