How to completely uninstall Spotify on Windows 7

Elsie Otachi By: Elsie Otachi
3 minute read
remove Spotify

Home » Windows » How to completely uninstall Spotify on Windows 7

Music lovers will most definitely have used Spotify at one point or another. However, there almost always comes a time when you find something new and say goodbye to what you’ve known for the longest time.

This applies to users who want to completely detach and let go of Spotify from their computers or devices.

If you’re on Windows 7, the most popular OS in the world, and are struggling to wipe out the app from your computer, this is for you.

How to completely uninstall Spotify on Windows 7

There are two steps to carry out complete uninstall of Spotify from your computer if you’re using Windows 7:

  • Manually remove and delete all components or elements
  • Use an uninstaller to automatically remove and delete related elements

Manually uninstall Spotify

This is a delicate process because you have to physically remove each file and/or folder related to Spotify and ensure that it is completely cleared from your computer before you proceed, otherwise it will linger somewhere within.

Users taking the manual option to completely uninstall the app, and related files or elements are cautioned to ensure they clean out everything because Windows Uninstaller may not be effective in removing the app.  Most related files will still remain after removing or uninstalling the application itself, which can affect successful reinstallation of the app.

Ideally, to uninstall any program from your computer, you’d have to go through the Control Panel, then find the necessary program and uninstall it.

In order to carry out a complete uninstall of the app by yourself, here are quick and easy steps to follow:

  • Right click on Spotify app
  • Click Exit or Stop
  • Click Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program
  • Select Spotify from the list of apps
  • Click Uninstall. This will display a panel for you to click and start the removal or deletion process
  • Once the uninstallation is complete, click Close
  • Reboot your computer

Once you’ve successfully followed these steps, the next phase will be to completely clear out any files related to the app that are still within your computer.

Follow these steps to clear any related files:

  • Check your C drive to confirm whether there are any files or folders related to Spotify still existing under your Programs folder and delete the files
  • If you’re sure you’ve deleted these folders, click Search from the start menu
  • Type regedit
  • Click Ok
  • The Registry Editor will open on your computer
  • Delete any Spotify registry entries you find

You can also use these steps to completely delete any elements leftover that are on your local C drive:

  • Open Finder
  • Click Go
  • Select Library
  • Open Caches
  • Delete the folder spotify.client
  • Go back using the arrow
  • Open Application Support
  • Delete Spotify folder

Other users have used the steps below:

  • Go to C:Users<user>AppDataroamingSpotify
  • Delete all files in the folder
  • Perform uninstallation

When asked whether you want to proceed with uninstall as usual, click Yes.

Use an uninstaller to automatically and completely remove/delete Spotify

If you take this option, you’ll have to download an uninstaller, then find Spotify from the interface and click Complete Uninstall. Once this process is complete, scan the computer for any leftover elements, then reboot your computer. Speaking of uninstalling software leftovers, check out this article to see what are the best tools to use.

Let us know if these worked for you, on the comments section.



Next up

How to block access to programs in Windows 10

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
4 minute read

Network administrators might need to block user access to certain Windows 10 programs. There are a few ways that network administrators, and anybody else, can […]

Continue Reading

Top 4 auto SMS sender software for PC to use in 2019

Madhuparna Sukul avatar. By: Madhuparna Sukul
Less than a 1 minute read

In the world of smartphones and busy people, a large chunk of the population relies heavily on sending SMS. Whether it’s a personal message or a […]

Continue Reading

How to fix Windows 10 update error 0xca00a000 in 7 easy steps

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
5 minute read

Error 0xca00a000 is a Windows Update error that arises for some users. The full error message states: 2018-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for […]

Continue Reading