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How to uninstall iTunes from your computer

iTunes is a computer program. This page holds details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Apple Inc.. Go over here where you can get more info on Apple Inc.. You can read more about related to iTunes at . iTunes is frequently installed in the C:\Program Files\iTunes directory, subject to the user's decision. iTunes's full uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{3DE0053C-FD9A-483E-B7C9-B06E4392206E}. iTunes.exe is the programs's main file and it takes approximately 19.31 MB (20252968 bytes) on disk.

iTunes contains of the executables below. They take 19.59 MB (20542032 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (19.31 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (282.29 KB)

The information on this page is only about version of iTunes. You can find here a few links to other iTunes releases: to view all...
Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\UserNames\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall iTunes:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\About iTunes.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrdll.cfg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdroem.cfg

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe

Open regedit.exe in order to remove the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\DefaultIcon\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\shell\open\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe\shell\play\command\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command\

A way to uninstall iTunes from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program released by Apple Inc.. Sometimes, users decide to uninstall this program. Sometimes this is easier said than done because removing this by hand takes some skill regarding PCs. One of the best EASY practice to uninstall iTunes is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to optimize your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate iTunes or simply click the Search field and type in "iTunes". The iTunes program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click iTunes in the list , some data about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other people have about iTunes, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for iTunes:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{3DE0053C-FD9A-483E-B7C9-B06E4392206E}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After removing iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong iTunes that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling iTunes 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 able to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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This page is not a recommendation to remove iTunes by Apple Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to remove iTunes 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' computers.

2016-08-21 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-08-21 16:02:25.307