Clean uninstall of DVDFab Platinum or Gold on Vista

Clean Uninstall of DVDFab Platinum or Gold on Vista

1.) Uninstall DVDFab Platinum or Gold like you normally do.
2.) Click on Start open the your folder located on the top right side of the start menu.
3.) Open “Document” and delete both the “DVDFAB” folder and the “PCSETUP” folder now close the Document folder.
4.) On the on the menu bar click on “Organize” and scroll down and select "Folder and Search Options"and click on the “View” tab now scroll down and put a tick in the small circle next to “Show hidden files and folders” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
5.) Now open the once hidden folder called “AppData” then open the “Roaming” folder and delete the “PCOUFFIN”…(Note)…there are 4 entries so delete all 4 and delete the “VSO” folder now exit the Roaming folder then the AppData folder.
6.) On the on the menu bar click on “Organize” and scroll down and select "Folder and Search Options"and click on the “View” tab now scroll down and put a tick in the small circle next to “Hide files and folders” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
7.) Exit your folder and open the C: drive and click on Windows folder and click on “Prefetch”…(Note)…You will get a message stating “You do not currently have permission to access this folder” click the continue button and you will get another pop up message from “User Account Control” click the continue button now scroll down and delete the entry foe DVDFab will look something like "DVDFABPLATINUM.EXE-########.pf ( # ) are letters and numbers 8 in all.
8.) Now exit all windows and you are done.

This no longer works… it appears they’ve hidden something else with their install, I’ve been successful with the vista clean uninstall before, but cannot do it any more. Any suggestions?

Consider Registry Mechanic (commercial) or Crap Cleaner (free) to get rid of remnants from your registry and start menu.

Regards

I would recommend CCleaner! you can get this a filehippo.com. It works for me.

carlagal70 are you trying to clean it so you can use the free 30 trial option again?

[QUOTE=carlagal70;1969305]This no longer works… it appears they’ve hidden something else with their install, I’ve been successful with the vista clean uninstall before, but cannot do it any more. Any suggestions?[/QUOTE]

It depends on what or why you are doing a clean uninstall, there are a few other files that are left behind to stop users from using the free trial over and over again which if this is your intent then I am unable to help it would not be right or fair to the creator of DVD Fab :cool:

[QUOTE=StormJumper;1969601]It depends on what or why you are doing a clean uninstall, there are a few other files that are left behind to stop users from using the free trial over and over again which if this is your intent then I am unable to help it would not be right or fair to the creator of DVD Fab :cool:[/QUOTE]

CCLeaner will not work then… It will only clean reg. for a reinstall of a purchased product. Sorry

ive actually found regseeker to work better than ccleaner for the registry. and you can use reseeker to do a registry search with default backups.

as others have mentioned, what are you trying to accomplish with the uninstall?

There is nothing in the install that cannot be removed that will hurt your computer in any way. Once you have used the trial, it over , you will not be able to use it again, unless you want to keep reformatting your computer and even then it may call home, I really do not know. Use a registry cleaner after your uninstall if you like but you cannot use the trial more than once.

[quote=StormJumper;1800187]Clean Uninstall of DVDFab Platinum or Gold on Vista

1.) Uninstall DVDFab Platinum or Gold like you normally do.
2.) Click on Start open the your folder located on the top right side of the start menu.
3.) Open “Document” and delete both the “DVDFAB” folder and the “PCSETUP” folder now close the Document folder.
4.) On the on the menu bar click on “Organize” and scroll down and select "Folder and Search Options"and click on the “View” tab now scroll down and put a tick in the small circle next to “Show hidden files and folders” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
5.) Now open the once hidden folder called “AppData” then open the “Roaming” folder and delete the “PCOUFFIN”…(Note)…there are 4 entries so delete all 4 and delete the “VSO” folder now exit the Roaming folder then the AppData folder.
6.) On the on the menu bar click on “Organize” and scroll down and select "Folder and Search Options"and click on the “View” tab now scroll down and put a tick in the small circle next to “Hide files and folders” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
7.) Exit your folder and open the C: drive and click on Windows folder and click on “Prefetch”…(Note)…You will get a message stating “You do not currently have permission to access this folder” click the continue button and you will get another pop up message from “User Account Control” click the continue button now scroll down and delete the entry foe DVDFab will look something like "DVDFABPLATINUM.EXE-########.pf ( # ) are letters and numbers 8 in all.
8.) Now exit all windows and you are done.[/quote]

I would also modify step 5 to read “5.) Now open the once hidden folder called “AppData” then delete the “DVDFab” folder then open the “Roaming” folder and delete the “PCOUFFIN”…(Note)…there are 4 entries so delete all 4 and delete the “VSO” folder now exit the Roaming folder and the AppData folder.”

I had an ‘bad’ cellphone profile and it has made it way into the new version. This way is a tad cleaner. I am sure it was a small oversight on your part. Thanks for the great instructions.

[QUOTE=shootsbooz;2064471]I would also modify step 5 to read “5.) Now open the once hidden folder called “AppData” then delete the “DVDFab” folder then open the “Roaming” folder and delete the “PCOUFFIN”…(Note)…there are 4 entries so delete all 4 and delete the “VSO” folder now exit the Roaming folder and the AppData folder.”

I had an ‘bad’ cellphone profile and it has made it way into the new version. This way is a tad cleaner. I am sure it was a small oversight on your part. Thanks for the great instructions.[/QUOTE]

If you check closer you will find that the DVDFab folder you are talking about is in the "Roaming folder not the AppData folder, but thanks for pointing this out and yes it was an oversight and I will update the guide for vista soon I’m working on this already.
:cool:

Thanks so much for the best, clearest instructions I have ever read! All working now

:wink:
Have a nice day :flower:

Nice guides StormJumper

Straight forward, clear, and easy to follow.

Thanks

[quote=~KIPPER~;2230411]Nice guides StormJumper

Straight forward, clear, and easy to follow.

Thanks[/quote]
Thank you :smiley:
and thanks for the other day :wink: