How To Uninstall FFXIV or Final Fantasy 14?

Were you just looking for an answer to how to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14? Well if you were, you just found the right guide for you.

In this guide, we put together 4 different ways of uninstalling ffxiv – 3 for Windows 10 and 1 for Steam. So doesn’t matter where you installed ffxiv to, we got you covered.

So let’s get to it. Below you will find a clickable table of contents, that is here for you to make orientation in our guide easier.

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How to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14 – Method one – Steam

As the heading suggests, we are going to start with the first uninstallation method and that is uninstallation in the Steam program. This method is only going to work for you if you are playing ffxiv within the Steam interface.

If you are playing directly from Windows 10, methods 2 – 4 are the right choices for you.

Step 1 – open Steam and go to LIBRARY

Ok, so to start you will have to open the Steam interface, then hover with your mouse cursor over LIBRARY.

how to uninstall ffxiv or final fantasy 14 on steam

Step 2 – Click on HOME

When you get your mouse cursor over the LIBRARY sub-menu, you will see a few options pop up, so click on HOME.

in steam click on library, then click home

Step 3 – right click on Final Fantasy XIV, then MANAGE and UNINSTALL

On the left side, you will now see a list of all your installed games, so look for Final Fantasy XIV. Then click on it with your right mouse button and you will see a few options pop up, so select MANAGE. Then from the next options menu select UNINSTALL.

Note: I have installed only the free version of FFXIV, but these steps are the same for the full version of the game.

click on final fantasy XIV, then manage and uninstall

Step 4 – confirm uninstallation by clicking UNINSTALL

Great, you are nearly done. Steam will now ask you “Would you like to uninstall…”, so click on UNINSTALL to finish the uninstallation process. And you are done, ffxiv was now uninstalled from your Steam account.

confirm ffxiv uninstall

How to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14 – Method two

This is the first of the three Windows 10 uninstallation methods. In this method two, we will utilize the Apps & Features settings option of Windows 10.

Step 1 – type REMOVE the search bar and open ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS

To get us started with this first Windows 10 method let’s first (just in case) clarify, that the Windows 10 search bar is located on the bottom left corner of your screen.

Now that we have that out of the way, go ahead and type REMOVE into the search bar. You will now see Windows pull up couple of suggestions. We are looking for ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS, so go ahead and click on it.

how to uninstall ffxiv or final fantasy 14 method two step one

Step 2 – type FINAL into the search bar

You will now see Apps & Features settings window open, where you can see a list of programs that you have installed on your computer. To make our search easier we will utilize the provided search bar, so type FINAL in there.

look for ffxiv among all installed programs

Step 3 – click on Final Fantasy XIV and start uninstallation

Great, you have now successfully filtered down the list to just FINAL FANTASY XIV, so to proceed, you will have to do the following:

  • first click on the program name and you will see UNINSTALL button appear
  • now click on the UNINSTALL button and you will see second UNINSTALL button pop up
  • finally, click on the second UNINSTALL button, to initiate the uninstallation process
click on final fantasy 14 to start uninstallation

How to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14 – Method three

In this second Windows 10 method, we are going to show you how to uninstall ffxiv utilizing the Programs and features settings option of Windows 10.

Step 1 – type FINAL into the search bar, then click on FINAL FANTASY XIV from results

Also in this Windows 10 method, we are going to start by typing into the search bar, so go ahead and type FINAL in there. Again, you will see some search results, but the result we are looking for is FINAL FANTASY XIV with the marking APP below it.

Check out the below screenshot, which better illustrates what I mean.

how to uninstall ffxiv or final fantasy 14 method three

Step 2 – right click FINAL FANTASY IXV, then select UNINSTALL

Now that you located FINAL FANTASY IXV (marked as APP) among your search results, you have to click on it with your right mouse button. From the context menu that popped up select and click on UNINSTALL.

right click ffxiv and select uninstall

Step 3 – look for and double click on FINAL FANTASY XIV

You will now be taken to the Programs and Features settings windows of Windows 10, where you will see a list of all programs you installed on your computer. In here, you will now have to look for FINAL FANTASY XIV. Once you found it, double click on it with your left mouse button to start the uninstallation process.

Note: on the screenshot below you will see FFXIV in the list twice, that’s because I have it installed in Windows and in Steam. You will most likely have it there just once.

look for and click on FFXIV

Step 4 – confirm uninstallation by clicking YES

We are almost done here, the only thing left to do is to confirm uninstallation by clicking YES to answer the below question.

confirm ffxiv uninstallation

How to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14 – Method four

In this fourth and final method, we are going to show you how to uninstall ffxiv by utilizing its original installation file.

Step 1 – type FFXIVSETUP into the search bar and open ffxivsetup.exe from results

If you want to use this uninstallation method you will need the original installation file still saved on your computer. So if you don’t have it anymore, please use the above two methods instead.

To look for the installation file on your computer type ffxivsetup into the Windows 10 search bar, you are looking for ffxivsetup.exe. Click on it to open the installation wizard.

how to uninstall ffxiv or final fantasy 14 method four

Step 2 – click ACCEPT

You will now see the installation wizard is open and to continue click on ACCEPT.

installation wizard is now open

Step 3 – confirm uninstallation by clicking YES

The installation wizard will recognize, that you have ffxiv already installed on your computer and will automatically go to uninstall mode. Confirm the uninstallation by clicking YES.

Confirm , click yes

Congratulations! You managed to uninstall ffxiv from your computer and now learned 4 different ways of doing so.

If you prefer to watch a video guide of this process, feel free to watch our Youtube video guide here: YT.com/our video guide

Thank you for reading our guide on how to uninstall ffxiv or Final Fantasy 14!

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