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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. The Windows release was created by VideoLAN. Take a look here where you can find out more on VideoLAN. You can see more info related to VLC media player at . VLC media player is frequently set up in the C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC folder, regulated by the user's option. The full command line for removing VLC media player is C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file has a size of 118.52 KB (121363 bytes) on disk and is labeled vlc.exe.

The executable files below are installed beside VLC media player. They take about 467.12 KB (478326 bytes) on disk.

  • uninstall.exe (228.08 KB)
  • vlc-cache-gen.exe (120.52 KB)
  • vlc.exe (118.52 KB)


The current web page applies to VLC media player version 3.0.3 alone. You can find below info on other versions of VLC media player:

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Some files and registry entries are regularly left behind when you remove VLC media player.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall VLC media player:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\artistalbum\Abdul Aziz Al-Ahmad\Abdul Aziz Al-Ahmad Musshaf\art.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\artistalbum\Al-Hussaynee Al-'Azzazzee w_Children\Quran\art.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\artistalbum\Mohammad Al-Abdullah\Mohammad Al-Abdullah Muss'haf\art.png
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\00fb3d2018fd2138af843016bbe1cb51\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\19f6addda0a3f446c4ece451a0dd44ec\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\2b1b987a1b5a23a1fad08146f2db9577\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\32783e6bd2f5c13fce33aac1a54637a1\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\332d8eb57470a6cc7e6b3152025a2993\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\372c563bc5df3b421663df652c27811e\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\37f1c1e5b1b3939fc2ce49028438da0b\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\46e2795f0e00f7ad4ce8e780dc6cbcbb\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\47a4331b58b709d7155f79208b9e01af\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\4f713627d6c11c1299c179f164865616\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\511490d1d2e79a567a7d518b2e1b9e72\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\54b9508714cb0ffa04313ac3960b7e48\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\598177fc41c66a892ec647c2bb9e6da9\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\6ba2135f0a412ddd251644eb2447faf5\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\7245b05089f62850000aa0fadaa2c5a9\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\765cbf3fa9e00397d90207d52397c6f5\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\7aa5af85dfb234dcda589b962119edc0\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\811379d1668dec90ff7e3622fb476982\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\815b3a344f163fa82c7a79824c56587f\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\908eaa4a3405ad90a63630b2cd93b199\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\921384ae96a0ac247b7837aa81c94deb\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\92803cc18f1cdb4f6d7b3138807a0b03\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\92f0fe0ddcb3825d2baf4ee083eb4218\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\97946eeaa7d81acfcb6354d377a930ec\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\9baa0a5f53da81fac87d9741954038f9\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\9bc2213c7c8772a014b0d18693a62459\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\a18dc9b90e82016abd8ab591466fb4df\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\a79567663e82e8516b3c91f485a6f70b\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\af34abac6e595df65e81439293c92240\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\b02391441fd503d0a4fd609b126d5256\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\b5898c53c6e7af0a04150e72d4029270\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\b8c3da7c3b176c6693d1c209710dbda2\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\c1949119210173bf42f5b2e7a1f99e3e\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\c6784d7014343f69443deb48063912da\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\c89af8c7cee725580d151511e8d6428f\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\d5bd659de501408752d0d5761a617df3\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\deba7724d18361b80fdcbcf2703c1c23\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\e79f4207e1e1b752b34d1da3472a91d4\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\f1cb21d6acef01ea57a2df4ecdfda152\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\f439e164b5e25399b349482fe9ee847a\art.jpg
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\vlc\art\arturl\f9b6a740b530a31334a3bb0194657b40\art.jpg
  • 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

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.vlc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\vlc.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-vlc-plugin
  • 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.bik
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.bin
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.Bluray
  • 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.evo
  • 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.iso
  • 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.rpl
  • 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.thp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tod
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VLC.tp
  • 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.vlt
  • 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


A way to uninstall VLC media player using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VLC media player is a program offered by VideoLAN. Some people try to erase it. This is hard because performing this by hand requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best QUICK procedure to erase 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 system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
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4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you find 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 program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VLC media player in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have regarding VLC media player, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VLC media player:





  • The web site of the program is: https://www.videolan.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\uninstall.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VLC media player.
Uninstall VLC media player


8. After uninstalling VLC media player, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VLC media player that have been left behind will be detected 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 items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.



Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to remove VLC media player by VideoLAN from your computer, nor are we saying that VLC media player by VideoLAN is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove VLC media player in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2018-05-04 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2018-05-04 10:19:13.553