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    Resetting Vectorworks Preferences - Windows Only


    PVA - Jim

    This article is for completely resetting Vectorworks Preferences on Windows. If you are using a different operating system or are looking for a more limited reset, click HERE.

     

     

    Windows XP:

    Before continuing, close Vectorworks completely.

    1) Click Start > Run and in the dialogue box that pops up, type "regedit" and click Ok. 

    2) On the left hand side of the 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’ 

    3) 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. 

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

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

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

    7) Next click on the + sign to the left of the ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’ folder. 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, inside you will see a 'Vectorworks 18' folder, right click on this folder and Delete it. Note there is not a 'VectorWorks' folder under this HKEY. 
     

    NOTE: If you have a 64-bit version of Windows, you may need to also delete the "Vectorworks 18" folder from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Wow6432Node > Nemetschek as well. 
     

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

    9) Delete the '20XX' folder in 'My Computer > C: > Documents and Settings > (YourUsername) > Application Data > Nemetschek > Vectorworks > 20XX'  

     

    NOTE: The Application Data folder may be hidden, so you will need to go to Tools > Folder options and enable "Show hidden Files" from that dialogue box.



    Windows Vista / Windows 7:

    Before continuing, close Vectorworks completely.

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

    2) 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” (without "s) and press enter. 

    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 tiny grey arrows next to them, you should see one folder labeled: ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’ 

    4) 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. 

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

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

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

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

    9) Delete the "20XX" folder in the "Computer > C: > Users > YourUsername > AppData > Roaming > Nemetschek" folder.
     

    NOTE: The AppData folder may be hidden, so you will need to press "Alt" on your keyboard, then go to Tools > Folder options and enable "Show hidden Files" from that dialogue box.



    Windows 8:

    Before continuing, close Vectorworks completely.

    1) Right click on the bottom left of your desktop, a menu will appear.

    2) Click Run, then type in “ regedit ” (without "s) and press enter. 

    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 tiny grey arrows next to them, you should see one folder labeled: ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’ 

    4) 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. 

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

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

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

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

    9) Right click on the bottom left of your desktop and choose File Explorer from the menu.

    10) Delete the "20XX" folder in the "C: > Users > YourUsername > AppData > Roaming > Nemetschek" folder.

    NOTE: The AppData folder may be hidden, so you will need to click on the View menu in the File Explorer window and enable "Show hidden Files" in the View Ribbon.
     

     

    Windows 10:
     

    Before continuing, close Vectorworks completely.

     

    1) In the Search Box in the Taskbar, type regedit and press enter.
     

    2) 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, you should see one folder labeled: ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’ 

     

    3) 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. 

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    8) Right click on the bottom left of your desktop and choose File Explorer from the menu.

     

    9) Delete the "20XX" folder in the "C: > Users > YourUsername > AppData > Roaming > Nemetschek" folder.

     

    NOTE: The AppData folder may be hidden, so you will need to click on the View menu in the File Explorer window and enable "Show hidden Files" in the View Ribbon.



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