I have removed VLC software but is still showing on my laptop. I have attached a screenshot:

vlc screenshot

I have tried almost every solution but could not clear VLC completely. I am using ubuntu 16.04.

What should I do to delete all vlc completely also its cache?


  • What exactly do we see in the screenshot? How did you produce it? Is it a directory listing, or a list of applications?
    – Jos
    May 5 '16 at 10:15
  • It is the screenshot taken while choosing the option 'open with' to play video.
    – milan
    May 6 '16 at 2:08
  • Look in .config/mimeapps.list if there are many lines with "VLC" in them. If so, delete them.
    – Jos
    May 6 '16 at 8:52
  • sorry it did not work either.
    – milan
    May 6 '16 at 9:48

check in ~/.local/share/applications/ and delete all files that seem related to the applications involved.

  • oh yes it really worked. I deleted wine folder and its cache.
    – milan
    May 7 '16 at 13:53

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