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A guide to uninstall VMware Workstation from your computer

This page contains detailed information on how to uninstall VMware Workstation for Windows. It was coded for Windows by VMware, Inc.. You can find out more on VMware, Inc. or check for application updates here. You can see more info related to VMware Workstation at . VMware Workstation is normally set up in the C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation folder, depending on the user's choice. VMware Workstation's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}. vmware.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 2.00 MB (2097776 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed alongside VMware Workstation. They occupy about 286.33 MB (300238344 bytes) on disk.

  • mkisofs.exe (421.70 KB)
  • openssl.exe (314.50 KB)
  • vixDiskMountServer.exe (408.11 KB)
  • vmnat.exe (423.11 KB)
  • vmnetcfg.exe (5.37 MB)
  • VMnetDHCP.exe (346.11 KB)
  • vmplayer.exe (3.93 MB)
  • vmrun.exe (500.61 KB)
  • vmss2core.exe (574.11 KB)
  • vmUpdateLauncher.exe (58.61 KB)
  • vmware-authd.exe (78.00 KB)
  • vmware-hostd.exe (11.29 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks-debug.exe (2.85 MB)
  • vmware-remotemks.exe (2.61 MB)
  • vmware-tray.exe (101.11 KB)
  • vmware-unity-helper.exe (176.61 KB)
  • vmware-vdiskmanager.exe (1.14 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (18.27 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (16.84 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (14.40 MB)
  • vmware.exe (2.00 MB)
  • vnetlib.exe (743.61 KB)
  • vnetlib64.exe (895.11 KB)
  • vnetsniffer.exe (340.61 KB)
  • vnetstats.exe (326.11 KB)
  • vprintproxy.exe (11.00 KB)
  • zip.exe (290.61 KB)
  • ovftool.exe (20.34 MB)
  • VMware-Converter-all.exe (126.69 MB)
  • storePwd.exe (68.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader.exe (588.11 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgrader9x.exe (202.61 KB)
  • VMwareToolsUpgraderNT.exe (202.61 KB)
  • vmware-vmx-debug.exe (19.84 MB)
  • vmware-vmx-stats.exe (18.18 MB)
  • vmware-vmx.exe (15.71 MB)
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This page is about VMware Workstation version 8.0.1.27038 only. Click on the links below for other VMware Workstation versions:

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Folders left behind when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall VMware Workstation:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.jp.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\EULA.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\glib-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\glibmm-2.4.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gmodule-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gobject-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gthread-2.0.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\gvmomi.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\caution_small.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\css\webworks.css
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-012378D8-A995-4B78-AAD3-5A4223C4093E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-03C01EDE-FC56-4721-AD1C-47AF401DF210.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-073AC88A-BDCD-45ED-B814-ABC2EEB19580.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-08BB8EBB-56A5-47C0-8467-31FA0BFAAD6A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-08BB9465-D40A-4E16-9E15-8C016CC8166F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-0C23FCBF-F0CC-447B-A08E-35B90C52091E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-0E8D0627-45E3-4845-A635-CC19C4DD230F.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-0F9C34F0-9869-44A8-BD63-CD96B72E1B81.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-1109A03F-3BD3-4292-AEF6-D943445519B5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-111F7A5A-A46D-4ECF-9B22-CD8D756F9FFF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-13804128-3436-422C-80EC-A1697EF75C17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-155E221E-1157-4EE7-8811-CA7EC9667034.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-15632A58-9EB1-4D9B-9F0D-42C4136E2832.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-15BBACE2-44DA-41A3-8355-D2BA8CA4549D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-16FBB720-2D65-40C9-989C-6809629BAABB.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-185E246A-8460-476E-B4D2-956CA8E9BEA1.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-2259F241-B5A6-4856-8657-139A88E57B95.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-237CCEC5-83F7-484F-A349-BF23C32B8F3C.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-24DD2187-AA37-4D14-A5F8-32D31648E0C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-291EA0CB-D11F-456C-9A3C-F1D69BEA6B0E.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-29FEE90F-FD7B-44BD-8B52-10C2474CE0AE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-2A1F74A4-A5F3-4090-9A45-396D6D407CE5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-2F6C8962-3E2C-49B3-8441-487D7C9E9380.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3140DF1F-A105-4EED-B9E8-D99B3D3F0447.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3174F104-A1B0-4845-B967-4C7CE0E47694.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-33C56F64-0274-45D2-B543-626BD4B5841D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-37EA4A9D-DE43-4159-8982-2DFD9D5959AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-391BE4BF-89A9-4DC3-85E7-3D45F5124BC7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3B46D3FF-AACF-4495-9A8B-052315247E51.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3D56BF46-5980-48F1-AB47-CC0CDB814D8B.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-3D5F9B19-08FF-4169-9572-39C46BA0C12F.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-51E3DE96-9D21-4655-A7BE-B491789CDC51.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-59676FB4-4EA8-4C2D-812D-05008B8CCA50.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-5B49A956-A202-48D2-8832-7F0B24F4DFED.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-5FC42BAD-0AAC-4EAF-8AD9-A41408ECF9BC.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-614D3F69-C022-45EF-BE55-6C822C5FA7B3.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6291BB29-A3B7-462E-ABB9-B711F2F3A402.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-634F363E-CF25-4F3A-B021-2EF4BC989D07.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6B97792A-41D7-4787-9341-651BA5000425.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6DD39513-FA28-4F2E-B50C-0DB6D8E6FE65.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6F261E98-8F81-490D-A904-DE675EE2E130.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-6F7BE33A-3B8A-4C57-9C35-656CE05BE22D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-7DAD8EC0-0403-4152-86ED-99700F6C02B8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-81932397-8211-499E-925E-98FC73428636.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-82E79E50-3073-4081-9FE6-0927076EA0AD.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-845C34CF-3CAE-4EA9-BA95-2727010963C4.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-852EBDB6-EA76-4D1C-9F49-FD3A315E3B17.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-896E61F5-0865-4D3B-975E-DE476AFC7168.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-983966AF-15B9-4AB9-BD27-CC89FD7BC690.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9A1EC217-58F6-4E97-BF50-1C5581B9C55A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9A4F4019-CEEA-4BB6-9345-5B4A20D7A4BF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9AC1C866-59E1-4AB3-BEB3-5A3141525036.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-9E9150EC-BB35-4B28-A9F5-36F63C53E8DA.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A2491004-1C67-4E14-B47B-807E20C19108.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A419887C-ABCB-4923-B9BA-773302E858F5.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A5F10755-6501-4AB4-9C71-F6482073B10A.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A6792F54-2734-4AF4-9473-C8B9AD8321AF.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A6D5BFF7-13AB-4141-B433-93D200D0F907.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A7C425AD-13EF-4CEA-8023-5B3DC0C25E68.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A8F1A7C7-3CD0-4C19-B7F5-9CDD642AEC04.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-A93BA99A-E182-478F-A5EF-470F31BAA1EE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-AB5C80FE-9B8A-4899-8186-3DB8201B1758.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-B0A2A7C1-6405-4F05-BA57-E09F22D87FBE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-B0F79988-D4DE-4BED-A7B5-57405BDABB41.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-B29FC544-B15F-4E94-882A-B383C88B5A85.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-B736FF36-E483-45ED-AC5B-AEAE1E80B0DA.1.107.html
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  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-BD914064-D20D-4032-9373-88F4DA7AE7C6.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-C46FF1E8-D30E-46A3-ACF7-98F0CCAD52F7.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-C6066CB0-33EA-4652-9AB3-0324080DCBEE.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-C70F2B15-66F1-4EC9-BAA5-CE5FBD885AF8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-C78B6B4E-A3F0-42B2-80E8-11EBE8086DE8.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-C82DCB68-2EFA-460A-A765-37225883337D.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-CC791418-B30C-487D-8F57-E7E855B61549.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-CFBC64DD-E9BE-42E2-9462-453A13AB8442.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-D6D9A5FD-7F5F-4C95-AFAB-EDE9335F5562.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-D6E6E770-2D4A-4D8A-B08F-D71EA2D6A8B6.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-D7E859A1-AD77-41A0-9B20-8B15744056E1.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\help\player_win\GUID-D8892B15-73A5-4FCE-AB7D-56C2C90BD951.html

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmplayer.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware.exe


How to delete VMware Workstation with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

VMware Workstation is a program marketed by VMware, Inc.. Some computer users try to erase this application. Sometimes this can be efortful because deleting this by hand takes some knowledge regarding PCs. One of the best EASY practice to erase VMware Workstation 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, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your PC.

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  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful PC management program.

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 programs existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate VMware Workstation or simply activate the Search feature and type in "VMware Workstation". If it is installed on your PC the VMware Workstation app will be found very quickly. When you select VMware Workstation in the list of programs, the following information about the program is available to you:


  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about VMware Workstation, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the program you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for VMware Workstation:





  • The web site of the application is: http://www.vmware.com
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove VMware Workstation.
Uninstall VMware Workstation


8. After removing VMware Workstation, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items that belong VMware Workstation which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling VMware Workstation with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your computer.

Your PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.



Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that VMware Workstation by VMware, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This text only contains detailed instructions on how to remove VMware Workstation in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2017-04-25 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2017-04-25 16:18:06.603