How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

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How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

Renelilje
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I want to uninstall Spotify once and for all. I already tried on the Control Panel > Programs and Features but it just won't work. I've searched for other solutions in forums but none would work. Can someone help me? I'm totally not satisfied with the app and would like to remove it.

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Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

joakimjakobsson
Newbie

I've had the same issue in Windows 7, but finally today managed to fix it. This is how I did:

 

- Started the computer without any network connection.

- Killed spotify.exe and spotify web connector

- Uninstall via control panel

 

Good luck!

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Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

iamandyhill
Community Legend

Hey @Renelilje

 

Sorry to hear you not liking the app, I couldn't get through a day without it myself!

 

Having just run uninstaller I can confirm it does indeed fully uninstall it. You need to make sure that there are no instances of spotify running, so close the app down and check the task manager to ensure there's nothing still running.

 

Once that's done you can run the uninstaller through the control panel as normal. There may still be shortcuts in place if you've made any so you'll have to delete them manually but the app will be gone.

 

If you think there are some things that would make it better why not put forward an idea to the developers here?

 

Hope this helps!

Andy

Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

2nihon
Music Fan

Sorry to resurrect a two-month-old post, but I'm having the same issue--go to Programs and Features and try to uninstall and it doesn't work. Please give us the manual uninstall instructions.

Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

iamandyhill
Community Legend

Hey @2nihon

 

No worries!

 

What happens when you try and go through the unitnstall in the control panel? Do you get any error codes?

 

Thanks,

Andy

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Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

2nihon
Music Fan

No error codes, it just shows a busy icon for a moment and then nothing at all.

 

I'm all set now, though. I finally ended up killing the Spotify Web Connector and just removed the files from %appdata%\Spotify folder. (I'm installing an older version because the newer version lacks some important features.)

 

Thanks.

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Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify

rosros
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Please, will you do something about this problem?  The blasted thing simply will not uninstall.  I have no problem at all uninstalling any other programmes, just this one, so it isn't me.   No error code - nothing happens at all.

Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify

davejstice
Newbie

When you CTL-ALT-DEL, is there a Spotify option that is still there under the task manager. At one point when I had to uninstall the desktop app, I had to stop that process from running before Spotify would uninstall. Try looking under your startup programs in task manager. 

Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify

rosros
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No.


I've tried every fix, yet still it will not uninstall. And quite why I'm the one running around trying to sort this out when it's not a problem caused by me is a mystery.

Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify

iamandyhill
Community Legend

Hey @rosros

 

That's a bit of a strange one, have you tried any third party uninstallers? I use IOBit myself and seems to get rid of everything.

 

Hope this helps!

Andy

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Re: How to permanently uninstall Spotify on Windows 10

jfpesant
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I have the same exact problem, and it's f...ing annoying. 

 

Just let me uninstall the app!

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