How to Completely Uninstall ReShade from Your PC

Learn how to completely uninstall ReShade from your PC with our step-by-step guide. Uninstall ReShade and its associated files and folders to free up space and improve performance.

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Computer game enthusiasts know ReShade is a customizable plugin designed to enhance visual quality and add graphical post-processing effects. Despite the stunning visuals it provides, some players encounter problems, especially when trying to uninstall ReShade.

In this guide, EaseUS will introduce how to uninstall ReShade and ensure that ReShade is fully removed. Whether you're encountering issues or just want to return to the default graphics, this guide will help you achieve a clean and thorough uninstallation.

How to Uninstall ReShade from Your PC?

Now, let's learn step-by-step how to uninstall ReShade from your PC. We'll cover different methods to ensure you can find the one that best suits your needs. Now, follow any of these methods to remove ReShade on your PC seamlessly, and share this guide with other users:


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Step 1. Choose App Management, Click "Start" to securely uninstall your apps and repair your damaged apps. 

open app management feature

Step 2. All of apps installed on your PC, choose the selected one you want to uninstall or repair. (If your uninstall process fails, you can click the small triangle icon and select "Delete".)

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Step 3. Click "Uninstall". (If you want to repair apps, click the icon right behind "Uninstall" and choose "Repair".)

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Way 2. Uninstall ReShade via Setup Launcher

To manually uninstall ReShade, you can use the setup launcher.

Key Points to Remember

  • Use the ReShade setup file. If you don't have it, you can download it again from ReShade.
  • Select your game's .exe file and the rendering API.
  • Choose "Uninstall," then click "Next" and "Finish."

Follow the steps:

Step 1. Locate the ReShade setup file in your Downloads folder or download it again from the official website.

Step 2. Double-click the setup file to open the setup window.


Step 3. Select your game from the list, browse the game's folder, select the executable file, click Open, and then Next.

Step 4. Choose the rendering API used by the game client.


Step 5. Select "Uninstall," click "Next," and follow the prompts to complete the process.


Step 6. Restart your computer to ensure ReShade is completely removed.

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Way 3. Delete the Game Folder

This approach is recommended for experienced users only. Incorrect deletion of game folders can result in data loss, so proceed with caution and only if you are comfortable with this method.

Follow the steps:

Step 1. Locate the game folder containing the ReShade files.

Step 2. Delete the entire folder and empty the Recycle Bin to remove the files permanently.


Step 3. Uninstall the game from your PC using the "Add or remove programs" or "Uninstall" feature through Windows Settings.


Step 4. Reinstall the game to start fresh without ReShade.


Removing ReShade from your PC might seem challenging initially, but with the right methods, it can be accomplished swiftly and effectively. Whether you opt for the user-friendly EaseUS Todo PCTrans, the manual setup launcher, or delete the game folder directly, you now have several options to uninstall ReShade completely.

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FAQs About How to Uninstall ReShade from Your PC

Do you have more queries about ReShade uninstallation? Check out the FAQs below to find the appropriate answers!

1. How do I disable ReShade?

Disabling ReShade is simpler than uninstalling it completely. In the ReShade Utils menu, select "Toggle On/Off" to enable or disable ReShade.

2. How to remove ReShade from GTA V?

The methods outlined in this guide work for uninstalling ReShade from any game, including GTA V. You can use either the EaseUS Todo PCTrans method or the ReShade setup launcher method. Just make sure to select the GTA V executable file during the uninstallation process.

3. Does ReShade affect FPS or PC Performance?

ReShade can affect FPS (frames per second) and overall PC performance. Since it adds graphical effects, it requires additional processing power from your computer. The impact on performance will vary depending on the specific effects you use and your PC's hardware.

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Updated by Roxanne

Roxanne is one of the main contributors to EaseUS and has created over 200 posts that help users solve multiple issues and failures on digital devices like PCs, Mobile phones, tablets, and Macs. She loves to share ideas with people of the same interests.

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