How to uninstall Kodi on a Windows PC



About to uninstall Kodi?

There are many reasons you could be wanting to uninstall Kodi. A lot of users assume you can uninstall it from your control panel and that will be the end of it.

However there are a lot of files left behind you may want to clear out, such as saved data and configuration files. There’s no guarantee that they’ll remain behind after Uninstalling Kodi. However we may as well double check anyway.

Uninstall Kodi through Control Panel

Lets begin my uninstalling the actual software. Open the Control Panel, which you can search for in your start menu. In the search box in the top right, search for ‘uninstall’. From the results, select ‘Uninstall a Program’.

Look in the list for Kodi, right click it and select Uninstall. Run through the wizard to uninstall the Kodi software.

Select "Uninstall Kodi" in Control Panel

Uninstall Kodi through the uninstaller

Provided with Kodi is an uninstall wizard, which assists you in uninstalling the software. To access it, open your Start Menu and type Kodi. Right click it and select “Open File Location”. This should open a folder, where you should see an application named “Uninstall Kodi”.

The 'Uninstall Kodi' Shortcut

If not, head to your Kodi installation. It should be located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi, unless it was installed it to a different location originally. In there will be a file named Uninstall. Just run that.

Ensure configuration files have been deleted

Now that we’ve uninstalled the Kodi software, it’s time to make sure the configuration files and other data have been deleted.

Open your start menu and type the following exactly: %AppData%

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Type %appdata% into the Start Menu

We need the percentage symbols wrapped around it. Once you’ve typed that into your search bar, hit Enter. This should bring you to C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming.

Look inside for a folder called ‘Kodi’. Delete the entire folder. If it’s not there, that means the uninstall wizard successfully deleted all of the files.

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Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!