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A guide to uninstall VLC media player from your system

You can find below 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. Please open if you want to read more on VLC media player on VideoLAN's page. VLC media player is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC folder, subject to the user's decision. You can remove VLC media player by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe. Note that you might be prompted for admin rights. VLC media player's primary file takes around 126.02 KB (129043 bytes) and is called vlc.exe.

The executables below are part of VLC media player. They take an average of 490.97 KB (502756 bytes) on disk.



  • uninstall.exe (251.94 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (113.02 KB)
  • vlc.exe (126.02 KB)


The information on this page is only about version 3.0.0201507110002 of VLC media player. Click on the links below for other VLC media player versions:

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When planning to uninstall VLC media player you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_Documentation_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_NEWS_txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_VideoLAN Website_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}_VideoLAN_VLC_vlc_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VideoLAN_VLC_Documentation_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VideoLAN_VLC_NEWS_txt
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VideoLAN_VLC_VideoLAN Website_url
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\AppIconCache\100\{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}_VideoLAN_VLC_vlc_exe
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\ml.xspf
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\vlc-qt-interface.ini
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\vlcrc

Registry that is not cleaned:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.evo
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@videolan.org/vlc,version=3.0.0-git-20150711-0002
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\VideoLAN\VLC

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe.FriendlyAppName




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

VLC media player is a program released by the software company VideoLAN. Some people choose to uninstall this application. This is efortful because removing this manually takes some know-how regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK manner to uninstall VLC media player 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 Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

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


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


5. All the applications existing on the PC will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VLC media player or simply click the Search field and type in "VLC media player". The VLC media player program will be found very quickly. After you click VLC media player in the list , the following information about the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other people have about VLC media player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for VLC media player:


  • The web site of the application is: http://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will come up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player


8. After removing VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VLC media player that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing VLC media player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VLC media player by VideoLAN from your PC, 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 remove 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.

2016-06-21 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-21 00:41:56.373