If you bear an error while using iTunes and was told that you need to uninstall and reinstall iTunes, your first concern would be that you will lose your iTunes music or not, especially if you have a huge collection of media on iTunes. You are not alone, lots of iTunes users have this concern.
So Will iTunes Uninstall Also Delete Music, Backups, etc.?
Don’t worry, when you uninstall iTunes from PC, it won’t delete your any of your iTunes data, including music, videos, playlists, backups, downloads, etc. So you don’t need to worry about the data loss. But it may happen that the iTunes library doesn’t show your music after reinstall. In this case, you just need to restore it from the .itl file.
However, this will also cause a trouble. Even when iTunes and related software are removed from PC, huge space has occupied by useless iTunes data, like cache, cookies, incomplete backups, temporary downloads, junks, bootless iTunes/iOS update files, etc. This also influence your PC performance. If you never clean your iTunes, more and more space will be wasted. To clean iTunes, you can click here for detailed solutions.
How to Uninstall iTunes on Windows 7 without Losing Music
1 Completely Uninstall iTunes and Related Software on Windows 7
You should note that uninstall iTunes manually will leave damaged fragments which would damage your Windows PC performance. Alternatively, it’s more recommended to use iTunes tool for help. You can take advantages of iMyFone TunesFix to ensure that all iTunes files and components are safely uninstalled from your Windows 7 computer.
TunesFix is a Powerful Tool for iTunes
- Work as an iTunes Uninstall Tool to thoroughly uninstall iTunes and related components in the right order, either remaining iTunes data or also deleting iTunes files.
- Work as an iTunes Cleaner to clean iTunes selectively in bulk or all at a time, including media, old backups, used iTunes updates, temporary files, cache, cookies, logs, and other junk.
- Also work as an iTunes Repair Expert to one-click fix 100+ iTunes errors and issues without data loss.
Steps to Safely Uninstall iTunes, Leaving No Harmful Traces
Step 1. Of course, get iMyFone TunesFix installed on your PC. Launch TunesFix then.
Step 2. After detecting, it will guide you to its home interface. (If you are in the iTunes damaged page, click “Back” icon.) Simply tap “Full Uninstall” from the 7 modes there.
Step 3. Click “Uninstall” and it will start to remove iTunes and its related iTunes components.
Note: Don’t check “Also delete user data...” if you don’t want to lose music, backups, etc.
When it’s done, you can click “click here” from the done page to reinstall iTunes.
iMyFone TunesFix is a must-have program if iTunes is your commonly-used software. It offers the one-stop solution to help you deal with any iTunes issues. It also boosts your iTunes performance if it runs slow, or keeps crashing.
2 Manually Uninstall iTunes and Related Software on Windows 7
Step 1. Go to “Control Panel” on your Windows 7. You can get to this by clicking the Windows key and choose Control Panel there.
Step 2. Choose “Uninstall a Program” under "Programs" there.
Step 3. Type “apple” in the search bar and enter. This will filter only Apple related software to display.
Step 4. Right click on each program and choose “Uninstall” option. Then confirm to let it start. You should follow the order below to uninstall all the Apple related software.
- Apple Software Update
- Apple Mobile Device Support
- Apple Application Support 32-bit
- Apple Application Support 64-bit
3 Verify iTunes and Its Components Are Completely Uninstalled
To verify if iTunes has been properly uninstalled and no traces remain, open up an explorer window. Click on “Computer” and using the directories below, make sure that the following folders have been deleted.
Directories on Windows 32-bit:
- C:\Program Files\Bonjour
- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\
- C:\Program Files\iTunes\
- C:\Program Files\iPod\
- C:\Program Files\QuickTime\
Directories on Windows 64-bit:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\
- C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\
- C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\
- C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\
Uninstalling iTunes can be a bit bothersome, especially if you chose to install a lot of its components as well. Our recommendation is that if you want to know how to uninstall iTunes on Windows 7 completely, use iMyFone TunesFix. This guarantees that everything is removed properly and that no files are left behind.