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It's been a while since I uninstalled the game, at least a year. For some reason, it still shows up in the Apps & Features menu. It's annoying me simply because the directory no longer exists, the program no longer exists, yet I can't purge it from the menu at all.

How to remove non-existent programs from the Apps & Features menu?

  • Have you tried looking for and removing the item(s) from HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall ? I would do a Registry search and remove the instance(s) from the Registry. Backup the keys before you delete them (1 by 1), that way if the Start menu stops working or something, you can merge them back in. The items(s) were probably part of a package which tends not to remove them completely. A bug in the install feature of Windows Installer.
    – vssher
    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:17
  • Have you tried to get a list of all the packages? Open POWERSHELL and type or paste by right-clicking, and maybe redirect it to a file? Get-AppxPackage * >>C:\Windows\Temp\PACKAGE.TXT because the list will probably be very long. Then to remove a package in PowerShell Get-AppxPackage skypeapp | Remove-AppxPackage
    – vssher
    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:44
  • Okay, I'll try your first solution.
    – yuritsuki
    Apr 1, 2020 at 7:44

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One simple way is to use the "old" Programs and Features control panel to attempt to uninstall them.

When you attempt to remove them from here and the uninstaller cannot be found then it will ask if you simply want to remove the entry instead.

You can get to it using the link at the top of the "Apps & Features" window that you are currently using,

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