How to Uninstall Riot Client from Your PC (Quick Tutorial)

If you are done playing Riot games and want to uninstall Riot Client completely, this article has everything you need to know. Continue reading and learn how to uninstall Riot Client and its related data from your PC.

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Are you tired of playing Valorant, League of Legends, or Legends of Runeterra? Are you facing the issue of being unable to uninstall the Riot Client? Or you just don't want to leave remnants on your PC after uninstalling the Riot Client and games. Whatever the reason, this article from EaseUS can help you.


Continue reading on this page, and you will learn how to uninstall Riot Client and remove all residual files from your PC with the following guide.

What to Do Before Uninstalling Riot Client

Before uninstalling your Riot Client, you'd better exit and uninstall League of Legends, Valorant, and other Riot games first to ensure the success of the uninstallation. Follow the steps below to uninstall Riot games:

Step 1. Search for and open Apps & features in the search bar.

Step 2. In the App list, search for Riot games like Valorant or League of Legends.

Step 3. Click on it and choose "Uninstall."


Step 4. Go to the game's directory folder and delete remnants.

Step 5. Repeat the process for all the Riot Games. Then, empty the Recycle Bin.

In addition, if you have installed Valorant on your PC, you may notice that an anti-cheat engine called Riot Vanguard has been installed as well. You should also uninstall it before removing the Riot Client to get rid of Riot Games and related data completely. Follow the steps here:

Step 1. Search for and open Apps & features in the search bar.

Step 2. In the App list, search for Riot Vanguard.

Step 3. Click on it and choose "Uninstall."


How to Uninstall Riot Client from Your PC

Whether you uninstall Riot Client to quit the game, to free up space, or to fix game errors like Vgk.sys blue screen, the following methods will guide you to remove the Riot Client completely.

#1. Uninstall Riot Client Automatically

How to uninstall Riot Client from your computer without leaving leftover files? Where do you find all the residual files of the Riot Client? In order to uninstall the Riot Client completely and quickly, the smart choice is to download application uninstaller software like EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free. This free and powerful tool allows users to uninstall applications and remove all the related files automatically with a few simple clicks.

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If you want to get rid of the Riot Client and relevant saved files, user settings, logs, and caches, the free tool EaseUS Todo PCTrans can be your reliable assistant to help you remove all of them in a few seconds.

Follow the steps here to uninstall Riot Client with ease.

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

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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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#2. Manually Remove Riot Client and All Related Data

You can also uninstall Riot Client and its relevant files manually, of course. The only problem is that the process may take longer than you think. Due to the scattered files, this process may be time-consuming and cumbersome. You can follow the detailed steps here:

Part 1. Uninstall Riot Client

Step 1. Search for and open Apps & features in the search bar.

Step 2. In the App list, search for Riot Client.

Step 3. Click on it and choose "Uninstall."


However, many users have reported that they are unable to uninstall Riot Client via Apps & features or Control Panel. If you are facing the same problem, please resort to the application uninstaller tool and move to method 1.

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Part 2. Remove Remnants of Uninstalled Riot Client

Step 1. Locate the "Riot Games" folder: C:\Riot Games (Default). Then, delete the whole folder.

Step 2. Go to C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local and delete the "Riot Games" folder.

Step 3. Type in Riot in the search box and see if there are any more leftover folders and files on each drive.

As you can see, although you can manually search for the residual data of Riot Games, the process is time-consuming, and there could be hidden files that can't be reached. Therefore, in order to save your time and energy on this, a time-saving program uninstaller is what you need.


This article walks you through the to-do list before uninstalling Riot Client and shows you how to uninstall it and remove Riot remnants from your computer. Manually uninstalling the program and searching for the leftovers might take long. Thus, the fastest and easiest way to do this is by using EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free. This tool offers a free App Management feature that allows you to repair and uninstall programs efficiently. With its help, you can uninstall applications and remove all their leftover files with a simple click.

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FAQs on Uninstall Riot Client

Here are a few commonly discussed topics and answers that you might be interested in.

1. Why can't I remove Riot Client?

Riot Client is an executable program and thus cannot be uninstalled from the Apps & features or Control Panel. Therefore, you'll have to use a program uninstaller like EaseUS Todo PCTrans or manually locate the installation folder to remove it from your PC.

2. How do I completely remove Riot Vanguard?

To completely remove Riot Vanguard, follow the step-by-step instructions:

  • Exit Riot Vanguard and Riot Client.
  • Access Apps & features in the Settings.
  • Search for Riot Vanguard and select "Uninstall."

3. Where does Riot Client install?

By default, Riot Client is installed in C:\Riot Games.

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