Fixed: Epic Games Launcher Will Not Uninstall

Are you struggling to uninstall the Epic Games Launcher? In this guide, you'll learn how to uninstall the Epic games launcher from your Windows system or Mac computer.

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Many users reported that they couldn't completely uninstall the Epic Games Launcher when troubleshooting glitches, freeing up storage, or exploring alternative gaming platforms. This guide is your go-to resource for effectively uninstalling Epic Games Launcher. EaseUS will provide expert tips and a detailed walkthrough on uninstalling Epic Games Launcher, whether on a Windows or Mac computer.

How to Uninstall Epic Games Launcher Completely?

This section will explore methods to ensure a thorough removal even when the standard method fails. Occasionally, the standard uninstallation process may leave behind residual components of Epic Games Launcher.

Before You Do

Before initiating the uninstallation process, ensuring that Epic Games Launcher isn't running in the background is crucial. Open your Task Manager by pressing (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and check for Epic Games Launcher. If it's active, right-click it and select "End Task" to terminate it before proceeding with the uninstallation.

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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".)

app management 2

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

app management 3

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Way 2. Uninstall Epic Games Launcher via Windows Settings

Now, let's learn how to uninstall Epic Games Launcher via Windows Settings manually. Follow the steps:

Step 1. Open the "Settings" and press the Windows+I buttons to open it.

Step 2. Go to "Apps".


Step 3. Scroll down and locate Epic Games Launcher.

Step 4. Click on it, then click "Uninstall."

uninstall button

After uninstalling Epic Games Launcher, you need to delete Epic Game Folder:

  • Open File Explorer by clicking the yellow folder icon on the Windows taskbar.
  • Go to C:\Program Files\Epic Games.
  • Right-click on the Epic Games folder and choose Delete.

Finally, you should also delete the temp files:

  • Type %localappdata% in the Windows search field and press Enter.
  • Right-click on the Epic Games Launcher folder and select Delete.
  • Type %temp% in the Windows search field and press Enter.
  • Select all files and press Delete.
  • Press Windows+R, type temp, and press Enter.
  • Select all files and press Delete.
  • Press the Windows+R, type prefetch, and press Enter.
  • Select all files and press Delete.

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Way 3. Uninstall Epic Games Launcher on Mac

If you're a Mac user looking to uninstall Epic Games Launcher from your device, here's how to do it. The uninstallation process varies between Mac and Windows. Keep in mind that removing Epic Games Launcher will also uninstall any installed games. However, your Epic Games account will remain unaffected by the uninstallation process.

Follow the steps:

Step 1. Open Finder from the Dock.

Step 2. Navigate to "Applications."

Step 3. Locate Epic Games Launcher in the list.

Step 4. Right-click on it and select "Move to Trash" or "Bin".


Step 5. The application will disappear from your list of apps, and its icon in Launchpad will be removed.

Step 6. To complete the removal, empty the Trash/Bin.


With this guide, you can now tackle uninstalling the Epic Games Launcher on both Windows and Mac systems. Whether you encounter error messages during the standard uninstall process or want a cleaner and more efficient removal, this guide has given you the knowledge and tools to achieve your goal.

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FAQs About Can't Uninstall  Epic Games Launcher

Do you have more queries about Epic Games Launcher uninstallation? Check out the FAQs below!

1. Why won't Epic Games let me uninstall a game?

If you're attempting to uninstall a game with a paused update, Epic Games Launcher won't permit it. You'll first need to cancel the update entirely before proceeding with the uninstallation process.

2. How do you fix problems that block programs from being installed or removed?

If you're facing obstacles with program installation or removal, you can troubleshoot using Microsoft's support guidelines. Here's how:

  • Visit the Microsoft support page.
  • Follow the detailed instructions to resolve issues blocking program installations or removals.

3. Will uninstalling Epic Games Launcher delete my games?

Yes, uninstalling the Epic Games Launcher will also remove any games you've installed through it. However, your Epic Games account and any associated purchases will remain intact.

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