Different Methods to Completely Uninstall FileZilla on PC

H ere you can learn different solutions to uninstall FileZilla in Windows. For removal instructions of other programs, just search the names on this site.

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FileZilla is a free, cross-platform FTP software for file uploading and downloading, consisting of FileZilla Client and its server, which supports FTP and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS). This program lets the user transfer files and navigate among folders, web sites, and the computer, enabling the user to perform multiple file transfers simultaneously. Other details of FileZilla:

Official site: filezilla-project.org
Default installation directory: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client
Built-in uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.31 MB

To fully uninstall FileZilla, you will only need to perform every step in correct order. Better yet, you can choose to try our recommended tool below, which will help you get the removal done with higher efficiency.

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Here are video demonstration & specific procedures of how to uninstall FileZilla:

1. Click any of the blue download buttons on this page or visit the homepage to download Special Uninstaller.

2. Run it, and you can see clearly what programs are installed currently. Choose FileZilla and click Run Uninstaller.

Uninstall FileZilla in Windows.

It will scan for all the related files and get ready for your next request, during which you may be asked for confirmation of this removal, just click Yes/OK to proceed.

3. Click Scan Leftovers when it turns to blue, then you see the all the vestiges that most users will forget to delete during the manual removal. Click Delete Leftovers to fully uninstall FileZilla.

Clicking Back to refresh the list of currently installed programs, and check whether your target has gone. You can perform the same steps to remove other unwanted programs on your computer. I do hope this recommendation can be a better removal solution to you anytime.

To learn the manual removal way, continue your reading under the next subtitle.

How to Manually Uninstall FileZilla in Windows?

The removal steps I listed can be performed in both Windows 8 (Start screen) & Windows 10 (Start screen/Start menu). In case some users still haven’t figured out how to change the Start screen into the Start menu in Windows 10:

1. Go to Start > Settings command.
2. At the Settings window, click the setting for Personalization.
3. At the Personalization window, click the option for Start.
4. In the right pane of the screen, the setting for “Use Start full screen” is turned on. Just turn it off.
5. Click the Start button, and you should see the Start menu. :)

Now let’s see how to correctly uninstall FileZilla from your computer:

1. Close the program first.

  • Check the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, right-click the program icon and select Exit.

2. Uninstall FileZilla via the programs list.

If you want to do it via the Start menu:

  • In the bottom-left corner of your screen, click on the Start button and select Settings.
  • Click System > Apps & Features.
  • Select FileZilla and click Uninstall > Uninstall.

If you want to do it via the Start screen:

  • In the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click the Start button.
  • Click Programs and Features.
  • Find FileZilla and double-click it to activate the built-in uninstaller.

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3. Follow the prompts to proceed.

  • When you see the uninstall option, select the Continue uninstall link on the left.
  • Wait for the built-in uninstaller to finish its job.

4. Uninstall FileZilla Vestiges via the Registry Editor

If you want to do it via the Start menu:

  • Click the Start, and enter “regedit” to open the Registry Editor.
  • Delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileZilla Client
  • Delete this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FileZilla 3
  • On the navigator, click Edit > Find…, and enter “FileZille” to find & delete other vestiges if found.

If you want to do it via the Charms bar:

  • Point your mouse to the bottom-left corner of your desktop, and click Search on charms bar.
  • Enter “regedit” in the box to open the Registry Editor.
  • Delete this folder: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\FileZilla Client
  • Delete this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FileZilla 3
  • On the navigator, click Edit > Find…, and enter “FileZilla” to find & delete other vestiges if found.

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5. Restart your PC to take effect.

  • Then check whether the program has been completely removed.

If the above instructions failed to help you uninstall FileZilla somehow, leave your comments with specific description to let us know. Hopefully you will always be able to solve problems successfully on your PC.

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Merlene Kaminer is an experienced programmer and seasoned tech writer for SpecialUninstaller.com. Merlene Kaminer has been working for many multinational IT companies for nearly 8 years with extensive knowledge on computer management and troubleshooting.

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