How to Uninstall VLC Media Player

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How to Uninstall VLC Media Player

VideoLan Client (VLC) is the most popular cross-platform media player. However, there may be various reasons why you would want to uninstall VLC Media Player from your computer. Maybe you want to free up space on your hard drive, or perhaps you’ve found a better media player you would like to use instead.

Regardless of the reason, uninstalling VLC Media Player from your computer is a simple process. However, many users have not been able to completely remove the player. Here is a detailed guide on; how you uninstall VLC Media Player from Windows, Mac, and Chromebook.

Uninstall VLC Media Player from Windows

There are several ways to uninstall programs on Windows 11. However, here we will discuss the most effective way to uninstall VLC Media Player from the Windows operating system.

Here are the steps, you can follow:

Step 1: Search for the “Control Panel” on the search bar and open it.

Accessing Control Panel from the Start Menu in Windows

Step 2: You will find all the Control Panel settings. You can use these settings panels to adjust your Windows computer’s settings. To uninstall VLC from Windows, click the “Programs” option.

Highlighting Programs on the Control Panel Window

Step 3: In the next window, you will find the “Programs and Features” option. Click on the “Uninstall a program” option, and it will open a list of apps installed on your Windows PC.

A Screenshot Showing the Uninstall a Program Option

Step 4: From the list, select the VLC app, right-click on it, and click “Uninstall/Change” to remove the app from the Windows operating system.

Uninstalling VLC from Control Panel

Step 5: A user account control pop-up window will appear. Here, click on the “Yes” button. After that, you will get the installation window. Here, click on the “Next” button to continue.

Uninstall VLC Media Player from the Control Panel

Step 6: To completely delete all the VLC preferences and caches. In the next window, select the “Delete preferences and cache” option and click the “Uninstall” button to remove it from Windows OS.

Deleting Preferences and Cache of VLC

Uninstall VLC Media Player from Chromebook

You can follow the steps mentioned below if you are using a Chromebook. In order to uninstall VLC from your device.

Step 1: To remove VLC from Chromebook, click the “App Launcher” icon and open the app drawer.

Arrow Pointing to App Launcher on Chromebook

Step 2: After that, look for the VLC Media Player app. Right-click on it and select “Uninstall” from the context menu that appears.

Highlighting Uninstall Option on the Context Menu

Step 3: After that, you will get a confirmation pop-up. Here, click on the “Uninstall” button and wait for the uninstall process to complete.

Pop-up Window to Uninstall VLC Media Player for Chromebook

Conclusion

That’s it; this is how you can uninstall VLC Media Player from your device if you no longer want to use it. I hope you find this guide helpful. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to write them in the comment section below. I will surely reply to you.

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