Today we are bringing you the definitive guide on how to uninstall Plex Media Server, which is going to explain to you how to do it in the fastest and most effective way.
Even though there are many ways to uninstall software in Windows, in our guides we always explain the easiest way of uninstall process to help keep the steps to a minimum.
You will be able to uninstall Plex Media Server in just a few minutes, doesn’t matter your experience level.
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How to uninstall Plex Media Server in just 5 minutes:
- Write REMOVE in the Windows search bar
- Start Windows uninstaller
- Search for and start removal of Plex
- OPTIONAL – remove Windows temporary files and clear Windows registry
If you require further details on how to uninstall Plex Media Server including pictures scroll below.
1. Write REMOVE in the Windows search bar
First, locate the search bar in your version of Windows. Chances are, that you have Windows 10 like me, so your search bar is located on the bottom left of your screen, right next to the Windows button.
If you run another version of Windows, you can find a search bar after you click on the Windows button.
After you located your search bar, type REMOVE inside.
2. Start the windows uninstaller
As you can see on the picture above, after typing REMOVE you will see Windows suggesting you “add or remove programs” uninstaller settings window. Click on it to open the uninstaller
3. Search for and start removal of Plex
Look for Plex Media Server in the list of installed programs. To do so, type Plex in the search bar within Windows uninstaller (shown on the below picture)
Next, you need to click on the name of the installed program that you want to uninstall, in this case, the “Plex Media Server” and uninstall button will appear.
After you click on it, a second uninstall button will appear as a confirmation, that you want to uninstall Plex. Click on it as well.
Your Windows might ask you if you want to allow Plex to make changes to your computer. If you want to proceed with uninstall, you need to click YES.
Now just click UNINSTALL to start the uninstall process and after it is done click on FINISH.
4. OPTIONAL – remove Windows temporary files and clear Windows registry
The main uninstall process is now finished, but after every uninstall, bits of the information stay saved in Windows. Especially the temporary files can add up and take a lot of space with time.
That’s why it is advised that users delete these every so often.
You can do it manually, but be advised that some learning curve is involved as well as some of your time.
However, to explain this process in detail here would not be possible as there are quite a few steps and that would make this guide confusing. I put all the required steps together in a separate step by step, easy to follow the guide, which you can find here
However, if you’re like me and you really don’t have time, are motivated to learn this new skill, but still want to have it done, I have good news for you. There is specialized software out there that does this for you in just a few clicks.
I personally like and recommend REVO UNINSTALLER, which you can check out and buy here