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A way to uninstall VLC media player from your system

This web page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VLC media player for Windows. It was developed for Windows by VideoLAN. You can read more on VideoLAN or check for application updates here. You can read more about about VLC media player at . The application is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC folder. Keep in mind that this path can differ depending on the user's choice. The entire uninstall command line for VLC media player is C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe. The program's main executable file has a size of 124.02 KB (126995 bytes) on disk and is labeled vlc.exe.

VLC media player contains of the executables below. They occupy 504.80 KB (516919 bytes) on disk.




  • uninstall.exe (268.77 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (112.02 KB)
  • vlc.exe (124.02 KB)


The current page applies to VLC media player version 2.1.5 alone. Click on the links below for other VLC media player versions:

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Many files, folders and Windows registry data will be left behind when you remove VLC media player from your computer.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VLC media player:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc

The files below were left behind on your disk by VLC media player's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\AUTHORS.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\axvlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\COPYING.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\Documentation.url
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\guninstall.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\guninstall.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\libvlc.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\libvlccore.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ach\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\af\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\am\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\an\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ar\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ast\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\az\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\be\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bn_IN\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\br\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\bs\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ca\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cgg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ckb\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\co\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cs\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\cy\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\da\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\de\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\el\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\en_GB\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\es\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\et\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\eu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ff\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\fur\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ga\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gd\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\gu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\he\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\hy\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ia\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\id\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\is\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\it\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ja\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ka\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\kk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\km\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\kn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ko\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ky\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lg\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lt\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\lv\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ml\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\mr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ms\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\my\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nb\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ne\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\nn\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\oc\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\or\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ps\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pt_BR\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\pt_PT\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ro\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ru\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\si\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sq\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\sv\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\ta\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\te\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tet\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\th\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tl\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\tr\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\uk\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\uz\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\vi\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\wa\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zh_CN\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zh_TW\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\locale\zu\LC_MESSAGES\vlc.mo

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vlc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\vlc.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3g2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3ga
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.3gp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.669
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.a52
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ac3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.adt
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.amr
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.amv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.aob
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ape
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.asf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.asx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.au
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.avi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.b4s
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.bin
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.caf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.cue
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.divx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.drc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.dts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.dv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.f4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flac
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.flv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.gvi
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.gxf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ifo
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.it
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m1v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m2t
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m2v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.m4v
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mid
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mka
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mkv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mlp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mod
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mov
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp1
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mp4
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mpv2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mtv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.mxf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.nsv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.nuv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.oga
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ogx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.oma
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.OPENFolder
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.opus
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.qcp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ra
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.rec
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.rm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.s3m
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.sdp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.snd
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.spx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.SVCDMovie
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tod
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.ts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tta
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tts
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.VCDMovie
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vlc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vob
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.voc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vqf
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.vro
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.w64
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.webm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wma
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wmv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.wv
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xesc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xm
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.xspf


A way to uninstall VLC media player from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is a program by VideoLAN. Sometimes, users choose to uninstall this program. Sometimes this can be difficult because uninstalling this by hand takes some knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK action to uninstall VLC media player is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around tool to optimize your Windows PC.

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  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


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

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VLC media player or simply activate the Search field and type in "VLC media player". If it is installed on your PC the VLC media player application will be found very quickly. After you click VLC media player in the list of programs, some data regarding the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have regarding VLC media player, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VLC media player:





  • The software company is: http://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player


8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to start the cleanup. All the items of VLC media player which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing VLC media player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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



Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall VLC media player by VideoLAN from your computer, we are not saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VLC media player supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 19:46:03.777