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A guide to uninstall iTunes from your system

iTunes is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Apple Computer, Inc.. You can find out more on Apple Computer, Inc. or check for application updates here. More details about iTunes can be seen at . iTunes is commonly installed in the C:\Program Files\iTunes directory, but this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the application. C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{BE20E2F5-1903-4AAE-B1AF-2046E586C925} is the full command line if you want to uninstall iTunes. iTunes's main file takes around 8.35 MB (8759808 bytes) and is called iTunes.exe.

The following executables are installed alongside iTunes. They occupy about 8.62 MB (9038336 bytes) on disk.

  • iTunes.exe (8.35 MB)
  • iTunesHelper.exe (272.00 KB)

This data is about iTunes version alone. For other iTunes versions please click below: to view all...
iTunes has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Directories found on disk:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes

The files below remain on your disk when you remove iTunes:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\iTunes.lnk
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\About iTunes.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\Acknowledgements.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrdll.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdroem.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CD Configuration\gcdrtype.cfg
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\CDDBControlApple.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\ITDetector.ocx
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\en.lproj\iTunes Help.chm
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\en.lproj\iTunesLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\en.lproj\iTunesLocalized.qtr
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\iTunes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\iTunes.qtr
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\iTunesRegistry.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.Resources\en.lproj\iTunesHelperLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.Resources\iTunesHelper.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.Resources\en.lproj\iTunesMiniPlayerLocalized.dll
  • C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesMiniPlayer.Resources\iTunesMiniPlayer.dll

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithList\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\iTunes.exe
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.Application
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.cdda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ImportSongsOnCD
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itl
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.PlaySongsOnCD
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-itunes-itms
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\Media\Apple iTunes
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\Music\Apple iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Apple Computer, Inc.\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5F2E02EB3091EAA41BFA02645E689C52
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Clients\Media\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InstallShield_{BE20E2F5-1903-4AAE-B1AF-2046E586C925}

Additional registry values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aa\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.aa
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aif\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aif
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aifc\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aifc
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.aiff\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.aiff
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cda\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.cda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.cdda\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.cdda
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itl\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itl
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.itms\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.itms
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m3u\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.m3u
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4a\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.m4a
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4b\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.m4b
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4p\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.m4p
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov\OpenWithProgids\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp2\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp2
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp3\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mp3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpeg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.mpg
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pls\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.pls
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rmp\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.rmp
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\OpenWithProgIds\iTunes.wav
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wave\OpenWithProgids\iTunes.wave
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AudioCD\shell\play\command\iTunes_back
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\5F2E02EB3091EAA41BFA02645E689C52\iTunes
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\5F2E02EB3091EAA41BFA02645E689C52\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\iTunes\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe

A way to uninstall iTunes with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

iTunes is a program by the software company Apple Computer, Inc.. Frequently, computer users decide to uninstall this program. This is troublesome because removing this manually requires some experience regarding removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best EASY solution to uninstall iTunes is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the applications installed on your computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate iTunes or simply click the Search field and type in "iTunes". If it exists on your system the iTunes app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click iTunes in the list of programs, some data regarding the program is shown to you:

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

  • The web site of the program is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{BE20E2F5-1903-4AAE-B1AF-2046E586C925}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall iTunes.
Uninstall iTunes

8. After uninstalling iTunes, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your disk.

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

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove iTunes by Apple Computer, Inc. from your PC, nor are we saying that iTunes by Apple Computer, Inc. is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed instructions on how to remove iTunes in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-23 20:42:11.587