If you uninstall your Riot game from your PC but the Riot Client still keeps on the machine, how to uninstall Riot Client to have a clean PC? This post from MiniTool gives you a step-by-step guide to remove the client. Let’s go on reading.

Need to Uninstall Riot Client

Riot Client is the official client app that enables you to play any Riot Games. This client offers many super popular games, for example, Valorant, League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, etc., and these games are constantly updated to stay fresh and satisfy its most dedicated players.

Although these games are funny, they may let players feel annoyed since some gaming issues may happen and games may take up much disk space. For Riot Client, it is unstable sometimes, can lead to crash issues & other issues, and also occupy some space on the hard drive.

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If you are also one of these users, you may want to get rid of this situation. You may choose to uninstall these Riot games and remove any Riot-related things from your Windows 11/10 PC.

According to users, it is easy to uninstall games from Riot Client. Besides, in terms of Riot Client for Riot Games, it is always complaint by many users – after uninstalling a Riot game, Riot Client is still kept on your computer.

Well then, how to uninstall Riot Client? Follow the 2 methods below for this task.

How to uninstall games on Riot Client? You can go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a game. Locate League of Legends or other games and choose Uninstall. For Valorant, it is a bit different and you can refer to our previous post - How to Uninstall Valorant on Riot Client in Windows 11/10? Follow the Guide.

How to Uninstall Riot Client on Windows 11/10 (2 Ways)

Installing Riot Client is an easy and simple process. However, uninstalling it is a nightmare. Many users complained they can’t uninstall Riot Client via Control Panel. This is because Riot Client is an executable app and cannot be uninstalled from the Programs and Features window of Control Panel.

The only way to uninstall Riot Client is to delete its installation folder. See how to do this thing.

Manually Delete Riot Games Folder

Step 1: Open File Explorer in Windows 11/10.

Step 2: Navigate to the path: C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Local\Riot Games.

Step 3: Delete this folder and empty Recycle Bin.

manually delete Riot Games folder

In addition, some leftover files may be stored in other directories and do this:

Step 1: Type Riot into the search box and right-click on Riot Client to choose Open file location.

Step 2: Delete the folder - Riot Games.

How to Uninstall Riot Client Using CMD

On Reddit, a user named Moto360ing shared a way to uninstall Riot Client via CMD. See how to delete the directories and files beginning with the word "riot".

Step 1: Run Command Prompt with admin permissions.

Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, execute the following commands and press Enter after each one:

dir C:\riot*.* /s /b /a:d > %tmp%\list.txt

for /F "tokens=* delims=" %x in (%tmp%\list.txt) do rd %x /s /q

dir C:\riot*.* /s /b > %tmp%\list.txt

for /F "tokens=* delims=" %x in (list.txt) do del "%x" /s /q

After that, you need to go to delete some leftover Registry files although most of the items are okay to leave them there. See how to do this:

Step 1: Type regedit into the search box and click Registry Editor.

Step 2: Remove some items manually:

  • Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\riotclient
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ApplicationAssociationToasts\riotclient_riotclient
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FeatureUsage\AppSwitched\(some items contain paths to riot games)

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Bottom Line

That’s how to uninstall Riot Client. You can’t uninstall Riot Client in Control Panel and you only need to manually delete the Riot Games folder to uninstall the client from your Windows 10/11 PC. Just follow the given two methods for this task.

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