Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File - 6 Solutions🔥

What should you do when your Windows cannot find uninstall.exe file? This article provides six effective solutions to fix this issue and help you regain control over your computer.

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Windows needs the uninstall.exe file to uninstall software. However, there are times when your Windows cannot find uninstall.exe file. Don't worry. On this page, EaseUS will discuss why Windows cannot identify the uninstall.exe file and offer six ways to assist you in fixing this error and reclaiming control over your software management operations.

How to Fix Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File 

Below are some fixes we provide for you to deal with the "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File" error. Let's go through them one by one.

Fix 1. Use EaseUS Todo PCTrans to Uninstall

Unlike Windows, EaseUS Todo PCTrans eliminates apps without the uninstall.exe file. With its specialist uninstalling function, programs will be removed from your computer, leaving no trace. This utility removes games and programs from the computer without leaving unfinished business or entries that could cause problems or conflicts. Program uninstallation without the uninstall.exe file is simple with EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

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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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Apart from software uninstallation, EaseUS Todo PCTrans can help you more. Here are a few examples.

Fix 2. Reinstall the Application and Uninstall It 

Although it may seem counterintuitive, reinstalling the problematic application is a helpful fix for problems involving the "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File" error. Reinstalling the application restores all necessary files, including uninstall.exe, for a smooth uninstallation.

Steps:

  • Uninstall the application (if possible).
  • Download and run the application's installation package.
  • Follow on-screen prompts to reinstall the application.
  • Attempt to uninstall the application again using the standard Windows uninstallation process.
  • Restart your computer.

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Fix 3. Delete App Leftover

Occasionally, leftovers from an earlier application removal may remain on your system, leading to conflicts and messages such as "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File." In certain situations, manually removing these lingering files and registry entries can assist in fixing the problem and enable a smooth uninstallation procedure.

Steps:

  • Find and remove remaining application installation directory files and folders.
  • Press the Windows key + R, type "regedit," and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and delete the subkey related to the application.

hkey local machine

  • Search and delete any additional registry entries related to the application.
  • Restart your computer.

Fix 4. Manually Uninstall the Program

In specific scenarios, the "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File" problem may have an easy fix that involves manually removing the software. You can solve the problem and tidy up your system by uninstalling the program's files and registry entries directly, avoiding the typical Windows removal procedure.

Guide 1. Uninstall via Settings

  • Click the Start menu and go to "Settings."
  • Select "Apps" from the list of options in the Settings box.
  • Find the app you wish to delete by scrolling down the list of installed apps.

select and uninstall app

  • After clicking on the software, choose "Uninstall."
  • There will be a prompt for confirmation. Select "Uninstall" to make sure.

Guide 2: Uninstall via Control Panel

  • Select "Control Panel" from the Windows search results.
  • Open the Control Panel by selecting "Programs."
  • Select "Programs and Features."

programs and features

  • Find the app you wish to uninstall in the installed apps.
  • From the context menu, right-click the software and select "Uninstall/Change".
  • Follow the prompts for confirmation and complete uninstallation.

Nevertheless, problems can arise when you uninstall programs manually. You may have to deal with the uninstalled program still showing. Click the link to get help.

Fix 5. Run SFC

System File Checker (SFC) can fix the "Windows Cannot Find" error when uninstalling Windows preloaded applications or other programs. To maintain system stability, the built-in Windows tool SFC scans and repairs corrupted or missing system files, including uninstall.exe.

Steps:

  • Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Type sfc /scannow in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

 type sfc scannow

  • SFC automatically scans and repairs corrupted files with this command.
  • Scanning may take time, depending on your system and file count. Avoid interrupting the process until it's done.
  • SFC displays a scan summary afterward. SFC will report corrupted files repaired in the summary.
  • After the SFC scan and repair, restart your computer to make the changes and ensure system stability.

Fix 6. Check the Installation Directory of the Problematic Application

Ensure the uninstall.exe file is in the correct location to ensure Windows can find it when trying to uninstall the software.

Steps:

  • Locate the application's installation directory.
  • Search for the uninstall.exe file.
  • Verify file presence and accessibility.
  • Run the uninstall.exe file.
  • Explore alternative uninstallation options if necessary.

Why Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe Error Occurs?

Several reasons can cause the "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe" error: missing or corrupted uninstall.exe files, wrong registry entries, problems with software installation, file system error, and permissions/security settings. By knowing these fundamental reasons, you can take suitable steps to fix the problem and guarantee seamless program management on your Windows PCs.

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Conclusion

Windows program management issues like "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File" can frustrate and hinder computer operations. Knowing the causes and having effective solutions can help fix these issues and restore system functionality. This detailed tutorial covers six practical solutions for the "Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe File" error, including step-by-step instructions. You can fix this Windows error by using EaseUS Todo PCTrans, manually uninstalling troublesome apps, or running SFC system diagnostics.

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Windows Cannot Find Uninstall.exe Files FAQs

Do you still have doubts about this topic? If yes, continue to read and learn more.

1. Why can't I uninstall apps on Windows?

Following situations that might be the reason why you can't uninstall apps on Windows:

  • Missing or corrupted uninstallation files 
  • Incorrect registry entries
  • Software conflicts
  • Insufficient permissions or file system errors

Identifying the specific cause can guide you in finding the appropriate solution to the uninstallation issue.

2. How to uninstall programs in Windows 10 not listed in programs?

Suppose a program isn't available in Windows 10's Programs and Features menu. In that case, you can attempt to force uninstall it with Windows PowerShell commands, locate an uninstaller executable in the application's installation directory, or use third-party uninstaller software.

3. How to force uninstall a program in cmd?

When using Command Prompt (cmd), open it as an administrator, type "wmic" and hit Enter. To list installed programs, locate the program name. Then, type "product where name='ProgramName' call uninstall," replacing 'ProgramName' with the program name you want to remove. Press Enter to force uninstall the program.

About the Author

Updated by Sherly

Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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