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    Uninstalling Vectorworks 2009


    PVA - Jim

    Windows XP:

     

    NOTE: If you happen to have any files saved in the VectorWorks folder you need, such as scripts, customized files, or saved files, place them somewhere else before attempting this un-installation, as they will be deleted otherwise.

     

    1) Click and drag your Vectorworks folder (Default location: My Computer > C: > Program Files > Vectoworks) to the recycle bin.

     

    2) Click Start > Run and in the dialogue box that pops up, type ‘RegEdit' and click Ok.

     

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    3) On the left hand side of the window that pops up, “Registry Editor” you will see a few small icons that look like folders with + or – signs next to them, click all the – signs except the one next to ‘My Computer’, you should see one folder labeled: ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’

     

    4) Expand this folder by clicking the + sign to the left of it. Inside you will see a ‘Software’ folder, click on the + sign and expand it as well.

     

    5) Scroll down until you see the ‘Nemetschek’ folder, inside you will see a 'Vectorworks 14' folder. Right click on the 'Vectorworks 14' folder and select Delete. 

     

    6) Scroll down through the window until you see a ‘Vectorworks’ folder. Right click on the 'Vectorworks' folder and select Delete.

     

    7) Click on the Minus signs for the 'Software' and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' to collapse these folders.

     

    8) Next click on the + sign to the left of the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’ folder.

     

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    Inside you will see a ‘Software’ folder, click on the + sign and expand it as well. Scroll down through the window until you see a 'Nemetschek' folder right click on this folder and Delete it. Note there is not a 'VectorWorks' folder under this HKEY.

     

    9) Click on the Minus signs for the 'Software' and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' to collapse these folders.

     

    10) Delete the '2009' folder in 'My Computer > C: > Users > (YourUsername) > Application Data > Nemetschek > Vectorworks > 2009'

     

    (this folder may be hidden, so you will need to go to Tools > Folder options and enable "Show hidden Files" from that dialogue box.)

     

    NOTE: If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you may need to also delete the "Vectorworks 15" folder from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > Nemetschek as well.

     

     

    Windows Vista and Windows 7:

     

    On Windows Vista and Windows 7, user preferences, workspaces etc. are stored in the following location:

     

    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Nemetschek\VectorWorks\2009

     

    This file is hidden by default. Press the 'Alt' key on your keyboard to get the 'Organize' menu then go to: Organize > Folder and Search Options > View , and check the box that reads “Show Hidden Files and Folders.”

     

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    When removing Vectorworks, this folder is left in place unless removed specifically, it only needs to be delete if necessary. It contains the User customization among other things, and does not need to be deleted before uninstalling. (However, this also means that in the event of a corrupt workspace, this folder will have to be accessed specifically and the workspace removed from here, NOT from the Vectorworks root folder.)

     

    To uninstall Vectorworks 2009 from a Vista machine:

     

    1) Delete the Vectorworks 2009 folder from C:\Program Files 

     

    2) Click on the “Windows” button (AKA the Start Button or the “Pearl”)

     

    3) There will be a small data entry field at the bottom of this menu, right above the button, this is the combines Search and Run window, type in “RegEdit” and press enter. 

     

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    4) On the left hand side of the window that pops up, “Registry Editor” you will see a few small icons that look like folders with tiny grey arrows next to them,

     

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    you should see one folder labeled: ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’

     

    5) Expand this folder by clicking the small arrow to the left of it. Inside you will see a ‘Software’ folder, click on the small arrow and expand it as well.

     

    6) Scroll down until you see the ‘Nemetschek’ folder, inside you will see a 'Vectorworks 14' folder. Right click on the 'Vectorworks 14' folder and select Delete. Scroll down through the window until you see a ‘VectorWorks’ folder. Right click on the VectorWorks folder and select Delete.

     

    7) Click on the Minus signs for the 'Software' and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' to collapse these folders.

     

    8) Next click on the arrow to the left of the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’ folder. Inside you will see a ‘Software’ folder, click on the arrow and expand it as well. Scroll down through the window until you see a 'Nemetschek' folder right click on this folder and Delete it.

     

    9) Click on the Minus signs for the 'Software' and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' to collapse these folders and close the Registry editor.

     

    NOTE: If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you may need to also delete the "Vectorworks 15" folder from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > Nemetschek as well.

     

     

    Mac OSX 10.4:

     

    The preferences, plant database, workspaces (etc.) are located in the 'HD > Users > (User's Home Folder) > Library > Application Support > Vectorworks > 2009' folder.

     

    To uninstall Vectorworks 2009:

     

    1) Throw away the Vectorworks 2009 folder. It can be found in HD > Applications. 

     

    2) Throw away the“ net.nemetschek.vectorworks2009.plist” file from 'HD > Users > (User's Home Folder) > Library > Preferences'

     

    3) Throw away the “ net.nemetschek.vectorworks2009.plist” file from 'HD > Library > Preferences'

     

    4) Throw away the "2009" folder found in 'HD > Users > (User's Home Folder)  > Library > Application Support > Vectorworks'

     

     

    Mac OSX 10.5 & OSX 10.6:

     

    The preferences, plant database, workspaces (etc.) are located in the HD > Users > (User's Home Folder) > Library > Application Support > VectorWorks > 2009 folder.

     

    To uninstall Vectorworks 2009:

     

    1) Throw away the Vectorworks 2009 folder. It can be found in HD > Applications. 

     

    2) Throw away the“ net.nemetschek.vectorworks2009.plist” file from 'HD > Users > (User's Home Folder) > Library > Preferences'

     

    3) Throw away the “ net.nemetschek.vectorworks2009.plist” file from 'HD > Library > Preferences'

     

    4) Throw away the "2009" folder found in 'HD > Users > (User's Home Folder)  > Library > Application Support > Vectorworks'

     

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    Edited by JimW



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