WINUP-Theme Folder Remains After Uninstall


If you are attempting to remove a Desktop Theme by double-clicking the
Desktop Themes icon in Control Panel, choosing the theme and then clicking
Delete, you may notice that the Theme folder is not removed from the Plus!
folder in the Program Files directory.


This is by design. Manually deleting a Desktop Theme may remove files that
are used by other applications.

For example: If you have a Word document that is using a specific font
that was also used by the theme you deleted, that Word document will not
be viewable. Fonts, sounds, and mouse pointers may be removed even if they
were installed with a program other than Desktop Themes.


If you have tried the steps above and are still unable to view
or download components from the Windows Update site, you can
submit a Windows Update Support Request by following these steps:
  1. Go to the Windows Update site at
  2. In the left pane under See Also, click Support Information.
  3. In the right pane under Support Information, click Submit Windows Update Support Request.
  4. Follow the instructions provided to submit your question.


For additional information, please see the following article(s) in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q137821 Removing Desktop Themes May Remove Fonts

Q135959 Themes Not Deleted Using Desktop Themes Tool


Article ID: 191582 - Last Review: Feb 14, 2017 - Revision: 1

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