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How to uninstall BBC iPlayer Downloads on a PC

This page provides instructions on how to uninstall the BBC iPlayer Downloads app on your Windows PC. For Mac instructions, see How to uninstall BBC iPlayer Downloads on a Mac

To completely remove BBC iPlayer Downloads, you'll need to uninstall the app and remove some additional folders, which we've listed below. 

Choose your operating system or scroll down: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (and Vista).

Windows 10

  • Click the Windows Start button
  • Choose Settings
  • Navigate to Apps & Features
  • Find the app for BBC iPlayer Downloads (version 1.x) or BBCiPlayerDownloads (version 2.x)
  • Confirm by selecting the Uninstall option

There are some additional steps if you're uninstalling version 2:

If you are trying to uninstall a version starting with the number 2 (e.g. v2.5.2), you'll need to uninstall the following folders to remove all elements of the app. Click on Start, then Computer, then select the folders below (from left to right). When you get to the BBC iPlayer Downloads folder, right click and delete it:  

  • C: > Users > [username] > Videos > BBC iPlayer Downloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Local > bbciplayerdownloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Roaming > BBCiPlayerDownloads

Tip: To check what version you have, click on Settings in the app. The version number will be displayed at the top left of the Settings page. 

Useful link: wikiHow: How to uninstall programs in Windows 10

Can't find the AppData folder? Check this How-To Geek guide: What is the AppData Folder in Windows?

Windows 8

  • Right-click in the screen's bottom left corner and choose the Control Panel from the pop-up menu
  • Choose Uninstall a Program from the Programs category
  • Search for BBC iPlayer Downloads (version 1.x) or BBCiPlayerDownloads (version 2.x) and click Uninstall

There are some additional steps if you're uninstalling version 2:

If you are trying to uninstall a version starting with the number 2 (e.g. v2.5.2), you'll need to uninstall the following folders to remove all elements of the app. Click on Start, then Computer, then select the folders below (from left to right). When you get to the BBC iPlayer Downloads folder, right click and delete it:  

  • C: > Users > [username] > Videos > BBC iPlayer Downloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Local > bbciplayerdownloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Roaming > BBCiPlayerDownloads

Tip: To check what version you have, click on Settings in the app. The version number will be displayed at the top left of the Settings page. 

Useful link: wikiHow: How to uninstall a program in Windows 8

Can't find the AppData folder? Check this How-To Geek guide: What is the AppData Folder in Windows?

Windows 7 (and Windows Vista for version 1)

  • Go to Control Panel
  • Click on Programs or Programs and Features
  • Search for BBC iPlayer Downloads (version 1.x) or BBCiPlayerDownloads (version 2.x) and click Uninstall/Remove

There are some additional steps if you're uninstalling version 2:

If you are trying to uninstall a version starting with the number 2 (e.g. v2.5.2), you'll need to uninstall the following folders to remove all elements of the app. Click on Start, then Computer, then select the folders below (from left to right). When you get to the BBC iPlayer Downloads folder, right click and delete it:  

  • C: > Users > [username] > Videos > BBC iPlayer Downloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Local > bbciplayerdownloads
  • C: > Users > [username] > AppData > Roaming > BBCiPlayerDownloads

Tip: To check what version you have, click on Settings in the app. The version number will be displayed at the top left of the Settings page.

Useful link: wikiHow: How to remove programs for Windows 7

Can't find the AppData folder? Check this How-To Geek guide: What is the AppData Folder in Windows?

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