RetroArch 1.8.1 RetroArch 1.8.1

How to uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1 from your PC

RetroArch 1.8.1 is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by libretro. More information on libretro can be seen here. More information about the software RetroArch 1.8.1 can be found at . Usually the RetroArch 1.8.1 application is installed in the C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\RetroArch folder, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for uninstalling RetroArch 1.8.1 is C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\RetroArch\uninst.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file has a size of 12.15 MB (12743680 bytes) on disk and is named retroarch.exe.

RetroArch 1.8.1 is composed of the following executables which occupy 172.21 MB (180576696 bytes) on disk:

  • retroarch.exe (12.15 MB)
  • retroarch_debug.exe (160.01 MB)
  • uninst.exe (52.25 KB)

The current page applies to RetroArch 1.8.1 version 1.8.1 alone. If you are manually uninstalling RetroArch 1.8.1 we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch

The files below are left behind on your disk by RetroArch 1.8.1's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.2504.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.3052.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.5284.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.5308.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.8504.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.9004.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.9296.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.9476.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.9788.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\CrashDumps\retroarch.exe.9884.dmp
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\RetroArch (1).7z.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\RetroArch.7z.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\RetroArch-
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch\RetroArch (log to file).lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch\RetroArch Data Folder.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch\RetroArch Website.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch\RetroArch.lnk
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RetroArch\Uninstall RetroArch.lnk

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\RETROARCH.EXE000000000073A400
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\RETROARCH.EXE0000000000BC940E
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\RETROARCH.EXE0000000000C27400
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\DirectInput\RETROARCH_DEBUG.EXE5DBDF9B70A001CB7
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RetroArch
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\RADAR\HeapLeakDetection\DiagnosedApplications\retroarch.exe

How to uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

RetroArch 1.8.1 is an application by libretro. Sometimes, people want to uninstall this application. This can be troublesome because uninstalling this by hand takes some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK practice to uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general utility to clean your Windows system.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications existing on the PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate RetroArch 1.8.1 or simply activate the Search field and type in "RetroArch 1.8.1". The RetroArch 1.8.1 application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click RetroArch 1.8.1 in the list , the following information regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding RetroArch 1.8.1, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for RetroArch 1.8.1:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\RetroArch\uninst.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove RetroArch 1.8.1.
Uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1

8. After removing RetroArch 1.8.1, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong RetroArch 1.8.1 that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing RetroArch 1.8.1 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to serve you properly.


This page is not a recommendation to uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1 by libretro from your PC, nor are we saying that RetroArch 1.8.1 by libretro is not a good application. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall RetroArch 1.8.1 in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2019-11-07 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-11-07 20:37:34.240