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A guide to uninstall VMware Tools from your computer

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read below about how to remove it from your PC. The Windows release was created by VMware, Inc.. You can read more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. The program is often placed in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory. Keep in mind that this path can differ being determined by the user's choice. The full command line for uninstalling VMware Tools is MsiExec.exe /I{7EAD7ED1-4F98-47EA-AF3E-1652458B1DFD}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. VMware Tools's primary file takes around 62.21 KB (63704 bytes) and its name is vmtoolsd.exe.

The executables below are part of VMware Tools. They take about 2.02 MB (2115760 bytes) on disk.



  • rpctool.exe (97.21 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (689.33 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (373.33 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (397.33 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (62.21 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (20.21 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (77.71 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (47.71 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (35.71 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (125.71 KB)
  • zip.exe (139.71 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 9.6.2.1688356 of VMware Tools. You can find below a few links to other VMware Tools releases:

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VMware Tools has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools

The files below were left behind on your disk when you remove VMware Tools:
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\deployPkg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\Drivers\hgfs\vmhgfs.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\hgfs.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\iconv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\icudt44l.dat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\intl.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\de\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\es\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\fr\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\it\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ja\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\desktopEvents.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\ko\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\hgfsUsability.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\toolboxcmd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\messages\zh_CN\vmtoolsd.vmsg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\open_source_licenses.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsServer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\hgfsUsability.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\thinprint.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\common\vix.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoLogon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\autoUpgrade.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\bitMapper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\deployPkgPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\disableUserNameHibernate.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\diskWiper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\grabbitmqProxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\UserNameInfo.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\hwUpgradeHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\powerOps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\resolutionSet.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\timeSync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmsvc\vmbackup.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\desktopEvents.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\dndcp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\unity.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\plugins\vmusr\vmtray.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweroff-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\poweron-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\resume-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\rpctool.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\sigc-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\suspend-vm-default.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnect.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPAutoConnSvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGateway.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\TPVCGatewaydeu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmrawdsk.sys
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vm-support.vbs
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtools.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMToolsHook.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VmUpgradeHelper.bat
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHgfsClient.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareResolutionSet.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareToolboxCmd.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareXferlogs.exe
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win32\vmUserNameLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\win32\vmUserNameLibJava.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\zip.exe
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{7EAD7ED1-4F98-47EA-AF3E-1652458B1DFD}\VMwareIcon

Frequently the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\1DE7DAE789F4AE74FAE3612554B8D1DF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7EAD7ED1-4F98-47EA-AF3E-1652458B1DFD}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\1DE7DAE789F4AE74FAE3612554B8D1DF\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Windows\Installer\{7EAD7ED1-4F98-47EA-AF3E-1652458B1DFD}\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPAutoConnSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TPVCGateway\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vmrawdsk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMTools\ImagePath




How to erase VMware Tools from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program offered by VMware, Inc.. Frequently, computer users want to remove this program. Sometimes this is easier said than done because deleting this manually requires some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best QUICK solution to remove VMware Tools is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is 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 all around tool to optimize your computer.

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

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


5. A list of the applications existing on the PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply click the Search feature and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select VMware Tools in the list of programs, some data about the application is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Tools, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Tools.
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8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Tools by VMware, Inc. is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-07-17 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-07-17 13:00:48.450