How To Uninstall Kodi From Windows 10 The Quick and Easy Way

Kodi is an open source media player that is free to download on your Windows 10 computer. It allows for  the viewing of almost all types of streaming media, such as videos, music, podcasts, and videos from the Internet, as well as all common digital media files from local and network storage media. Installing this software in the computer is quite easy however removing it is a different story. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to uninstall Kodi from windows 10.

How To Uninstall Kodi From Windows 10

Uninstall Kodi from the Control Panel

This is the easiest way to uninstall Kode. By following the steps listed below you will completely remove the software from your computer.

  • Log in with an administrator account on your computer.
  • Backup the data stored in Kodi that you want to save.
  • Type control panel on the search bar and open the Control Panel that appears.
  • In Control Panel click on Programs and Features.
  • Locate Kodi then click on Uninstall.
  • Kodi’s uninstall wizard should open with two options: Repair and Remove. Select Remove and click Next in order to uninstall the program.
  • A message will pop up asking “Do you want to completely remove Kodi for Windows?” Choose Yes.
  • Click Finish when the uninstalled completes the process and restart your computer.

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Uninstall Kodi Using Windows Powershell

  • Type PowerShell in your Search bar, right-click on the first result, and select Run as administrator.
  • Copy and paste the following command in order to receive the full list of the apps you have installed along with detailed info regarding every single one: Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName
  • Wait for the list to load and search for Kodi. 
  • Find Kodi then copy everything next to the PackageFullName line by selecting the entire text and using the Ctrl + C key combination.
  • Use the following command in order to uninstall Kodi from your PC Remove-AppxPackage -package PackageFullName. Replace the bolded PackageFullName with the actual name you just copied 
  • Restart your computer

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Remove add-ons

If the two methods above fails to uninstall Kodi then it might be due to the add-ons installed in the software. You should remove the add-ons first then try the first two methods again.

  • Go to the specific addon folder that you wish to clean.
  • In Windows the folder where the addons are usually located should be named C:\Users\”YourUserName”\AppData\Roaming\Kodi.

Use the Kodi Uninstaller

Kodi comes with its own uninstaller which is usually effective in removing traces of the software from your computer.

  • In the bottom-right corner of your screen, check the taskbar and the System Tray for Kodi icon. If you see it, right-click on it and select the option related to closing the program.
  • To make sure Kodi is not running use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combination on your keyboard in order to open the Task Manager. Find and End the processes related Kodi.
  • Open the File Explorer by clicking the folder icon on the taskbar which should lead you to the Quick Access feature.
  • Go to X:\Programs Files (x86)\Kodi\, double-click the Uninstall.exe file under this folder to remove Kodi by activating the built-in uninstaller. (X represents the disk you installed the program.)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the removal.
  • You will be given the option (“Yes, I am sure and grant permission to also delete the profile folder”) to delete the profile folder of Kodi – Leave the option box unchecked to keep the folder which contains Kodi’s settings and library data for later use, and click Uninstall. Otherwise tick the option and click Uninstall.
  • Wait for the built-in uninstaller to finish its job and remove Kodi from your computer.
  • Open the Registry Editor by searching for it in the Search box located in the Start menu or by using the Ctrl + R key combination in order to bring up the Run dialog box where you need to type “regedit”.
  • Navigate to this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kodi\ and delete it.
  • On the navigator, click Edit > Find…, enter “Kodi” in order to search for other remaining files of the program, and delete them if found to completely remove Kodi.
  • Restart the computer.

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Use a third party uninstaller

Another effective way of removing Kodi from your computer is to use a third party uninstaller such as Advanced uninstaller pro.

  • Download Advanced Uninstaller Pro from the official website.
  • Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions on screen in order to install it. Be careful not to install any additional programs you might be prompted to install and uncheck them all. Select Custom Installation and uncheck everything except Advanced Uninstaller Pro.
  • Open the program and open General Tools.
  • Under General Tools, click on Uninstall Programs and a list of all your installed programs should appear.
  • Select Kodi and click the Uninstall button located to the left under the information about the program you selected.
  • After clicking on the Uninstall button, the uninstaller will probably fail however this program implements a scanner whose purpose is to scan your hard drive and your registry for leftovers. It will locate these files and you can click on the Select All button and remove them.
  • Reboot your computer.

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