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How to uninstall VMware Tools from your system

VMware Tools is a Windows program. Read more about how to remove it from your computer. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. Check out here for more information on VMware, Inc.. Click on to get more data about VMware Tools on VMware, Inc.'s website. Usually the VMware Tools program is found in the C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools directory, depending on the user's option during setup. You can remove VMware Tools by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{96B74176-0BA4-4F5D-B3A5-466EAD9E73BD}. Keep in mind that you might get a notification for admin rights. The program's main executable file is called vmtoolsd.exe and occupies 61.11 KB (62576 bytes).

VMware Tools is composed of the following executables which take 2.05 MB (2145040 bytes) on disk:



  • rpctool.exe (96.11 KB)
  • TPAutoConnect.exe (444.88 KB)
  • TPAutoConnSvc.exe (257.32 KB)
  • TPVCGateway.exe (384.87 KB)
  • unzip.exe (170.61 KB)
  • vmtoolsd.exe (61.11 KB)
  • VMwareCplLauncher.exe (24.61 KB)
  • VMwareHgfsClient.exe (19.11 KB)
  • VMwareHostOpen.exe (67.61 KB)
  • VMwareResolutionSet.exe (298.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolboxCmd.exe (33.11 KB)
  • VMwareTray.exe (57.11 KB)
  • VMwareXferlogs.exe (41.11 KB)
  • zip.exe (138.61 KB)
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The information on this page is only about version 8.8.0.7539 of VMware Tools. You can find below info on other application versions of VMware Tools:

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Some files, folders and Windows registry data can not be deleted when you remove VMware Tools from your computer.

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

Check for and delete the following files from your disk when you uninstall 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\Drivers\hgfs\wow64\vmhgfs.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\gio-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\css\GUID-0FB09365-74C8-4874-8DCF-9F3719AB8796.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-0BD592B1-A300-4C09-808A-BB447FAE2C2A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-14D1E2BE-8CE5-411A-A02C-B00A6940FBAD.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-151025AE-6641-428B-9818-5E06916543F3.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-20195825-7E66-4106-B3E6-74001DF94A09.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-2D52EA83-C33F-47FA-9C6E-9E6443EA0CB2.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-35D8817F-5193-4315-AAF9-575CBDEE1B8F.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-6994A5F9-B62B-4BF1-99D8-E325874A4C7A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-7F59A4E0-2B6D-4430-9C25-B6F17C4DE510.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-7F9CD622-B66C-40D4-82D4-50FF23BD36EE.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-87CDBAF9-171C-4CA2-973E-A3EC03A38C71.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-A024460D-28A4-4541-B6BB-CFA1A31D9CE9.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-A113A508-788B-4871-86A4-0D8C987FE4D9.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-DE30092C-D613-4978-A68B-C0642B828909.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-F8FE08FF-BCE2-4796-8B85-41A31070073A.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\GUID-FB7FA658-7622-4680-BD9F-7A6670C12794.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\blank.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\collapse.gif
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seertlow.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\images\seertup.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\index.html
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\scripts\expand.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\warning_small.gif
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\alinks.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\context.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\files.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\synonyms.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\title.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\topics.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\towwhdir.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\common\wwhpagef.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\info.txt
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\index.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair0.js
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair3.js
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\pairs\pair9.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\search\search0.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\js\toc.js
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\files.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\ix.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhdata\xml\toc.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\books.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\images\altclose.gif
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\messages.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\settings.xml
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\api.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\alinks.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\banner.htm
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\document.htm
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\images\splash.jpg
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\init0.htm
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\pagenav.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\reset.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\switch.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\title.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\html\wwhelp.htm
  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\images\banbg.gif
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  • C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\help\wwhelp\wwhimpl\common\images\close.gif

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\640C834DD20D7B34A9E10D30E14E4C93
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D438C046-D02D-43B7-9A1E-D0031EE4C439}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Tools

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareHostOpen.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\640C834DD20D7B34A9E10D30E14E4C93\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\{D438C046-D02D-43B7-9A1E-D0031EE4C439}\
  • 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 uninstall VMware Tools from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Tools is a program marketed by the software company VMware, Inc.. Some people want to uninstall this application. This is hard because deleting this by hand takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE practice to uninstall VMware Tools 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system utility.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. A list of the applications existing on your computer will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate VMware Tools or simply activate the Search field and type in "VMware Tools". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Tools program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click VMware Tools in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is made available to you:


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


  • The publisher is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{96B74176-0BA4-4F5D-B3A5-466EAD9E73BD}
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then remove VMware Tools.
Uninstall VMware Tools


8. After uninstalling VMware Tools, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Tools that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Tools using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

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

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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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 application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall VMware Tools supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-23 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 06:53:02.587