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A guide to uninstall iTunes from your PC

iTunes is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows release was developed by Apple Inc.. You can read more on Apple Inc. or check for application updates here. You can get more details on iTunes at . The application is usually placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling iTunes is MsiExec.exe /I{6CFB1B20-ECAE-488F-9FFB-6AD420882E71}. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you may receive a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file is labeled iTunes.exe and it has a size of 9.32 MB (9777000 bytes).

The executable files below are part of iTunes. They take an average of 9.73 MB (10198736 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (9.32 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (411.85 KB)

This info is about iTunes version only. For other iTunes versions please click below: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling iTunes we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders that were found:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\iTunes
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes

Files remaining:
  • 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
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrtype.cfg

Registry that is not uninstalled:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aax\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe

Use regedit.exe to delete the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • 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\daap\DefaultIcon\

A way to delete iTunes from your PC with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is an application by Apple Inc.. Sometimes, computer users choose to remove it. Sometimes this can be efortful because uninstalling this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding removing Windows applications by hand. The best QUICK solution to remove iTunes 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 on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to optimize your Windows PC.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good Windows tool.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

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

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate iTunes or simply click the Search feature and type in "iTunes". If it is installed on your PC the iTunes program will be found automatically. Notice that when you select iTunes in the list of applications, some information about the program is made available to you:

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

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /I{6CFB1B20-ECAE-488F-9FFB-6AD420882E71}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will remove iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items of iTunes which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling iTunes using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


This page is not a recommendation to remove iTunes by Apple Inc. from your computer, nor are we saying that iTunes by Apple Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed info on how to remove iTunes supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-20 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 03:54:14.883