Guides: Clean uninstall of DVDFab

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#1

The following guides should only be necessary if you have tried everything to resolve your issue with the software itself, please note these guides will not resolve issues with hardware used by DVDFab or enable a new trial period.

Also note…The guide for each operating system is given at the top of each post next to-> (Re: )

Reason for doing a clean uninstall of DVDFab is because programs files can become corrupt and when you do a normal uninstall of DVDFab there are files and folders that are left behind and when you go to re-install DVDFab and you are still having trouble with the program not running right, it may be caused by DVDFab using the files that was left behind which may have become corrupt.

If you have any problem and/or questions please post it in this thread-> HERE

SJ


#2

This guide has been updated to reflect changes made after the release of v6 :wink:

Please note: There are other software programs that use the PCouffin burn engine (drivers) so before deleting them and the VSO folders check your other CD/DVD writing software to see if they use them.

Uninstall DVDFab like you would normally and then open My Computer and go to C:\Program Files or where ever you installed DVDFab and delete the DVDFab folder…now close Program Files

Since you are already have your ‘C’ drive open go to ‘Documents and Settings/Owner/Administrator’ and open the [B] Hidden Folder [/B] called ‘Application Data’, if it is not seen it can be displayed by clicking on tools on the menu bar and clicking on ‘Folder Options’ and then by selecting the view tab, under Hidden Files and Folders and putting the tick mark next to “Show hidden files and folders”…now go all the way down the list to “PCouffin” that was left behind when DVDFab was uninstalled and delete the PCouffin which there should be 4 entries, delete all of them and the VSO folder (it will be empty) if they are not being used by any other software program…close documents and settings.

Now the last thing you want to do in your “C” drive is to open
"C:\Windows\Prefetch" and delete all entries for DVDFab, if you installed versions on top of others or had multiple installs you will have old prefetch files from older versions now close the “C” drive.

Now open “My Documents” and delete the DVDFab Folder and the
"PCSETUP" Folder …now close my documents

[B]Only do the steps below if you know what you are doing and feel comfortable working in the Windows registry, if you feel uneasy messing around with the registry editor then please try using a good registry cleaner first after you do a normal removal of DVDFab, if you don’t have a registry cleaner and don’t know which one to use then I suggest using either CCleaner or Revo they are free and does a very good job.

Please note that you should run the registry cleaner several times to ensure it has removed all traces of DVDFab from the registry before you re-install DVDFab again.[/B]

Open “Registry Editor” and go to the following keys
[B]“HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT”[/B] delete all entries for DVDFab
( you will have to go down the list very far to find them )
now close the “HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT” key

Now open the following key
[B]“HKEY_CURRENT_USER”[/B]>> “SOFTWARE” and delete the DVDFab
folder and the VSO folder(if not used by another program on your
system)
close the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER” key

Now open the following key
[B]“HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”[/B]>> “SOFTWARE” and delete the DVDFab
folder and the VSO folder( if not used by another program)
close HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Now open the following key
[B]“HKEY_USERS”[/B]
here you will see entries with sets of numbers, your account will/should be the entry with the longest set of numbers…open it and go to software and delete all entries for DVDFab and VSO…
closr HKEY_USERS and exit the registry editor

Empty the recycle bin and reboot and re-install DVDFab (NOTE) DO NOT USE the old
download file of DVDFab that you have had on your computer
"could be corrupt [B]re-download[/B] a new copy of the installer.

[B]SJ[/B]


#3

The has been updated reflect changes made after v6.

  • [li] Uninstall DVDFab like you normally do.
    [/li].
    [li] Click the Start button on the taskbar and open Computer and go to C:\Program Files or where ever you installed DVDFab and delete the DVDFab folder…now close Program Files.
    [/li].
    [li] Click the Start button on the taskbar and open ‘Documents’ located on the right side of the start menu and delete the DVDFab folder and the “PCSETUP” folder (If displayed) now close the Document folder.
    [/li].
    [li] 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
    [/li]circle next to “Show hidden files and folders” and click “Apply” then “OK”.
    .
    [li] Now open the once hidden folder called “AppData” then open the “Roaming” folder
    [/li]and delete the DVDFab folder .Now exit the Roaming folder then the AppData folder.
    .
    [li] On the on the menu bar click on “Organize” and scroll down and select “Folder and
    [/li]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”.
    .
    [li] Exit your folder and open the C: drive and click on Windows folder and click on “Prefetch”…
    /li…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 "DVDFAB(version).EXE-########.pf ( # ) are letters and numbers 8 in all, also
    delete the PCSETUP.exe file.

[B]Only do the steps below if you know what you are doing and feel comfortable working in the Windows registry, if you feel uneasy messing around with the registry editor then please try using a good registry cleaner first after you do a normal removal of DVDFab, if you don’t have a registry cleaner and don’t know which one to use then I suggest using either CCleaner or Revo they are free and does a very good job.

Please note that you should run the registry cleaner several times to ensure it has removed all traces of DVDFab from the registry before you re-install DVDFab again.[/B]

[ul]
[li] Open the registry editor.
[/li].
[li] Now expand the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive and delete the multiple entries of the (Dot)DVDFab folders…(note)…there are other entries of DVDFab folders in this hive which you will need to go down the list very far to find those folders now close the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive.
[/li].
[li] Now expand the HKEY_CURRENT USER hive and open the Software folder and delete the DVDFab folder, now close the software folder then the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive.
[/li].
[li] Now expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive and open the Software folder and delete the DVDFab folder, now close the software folder and then the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive.
[/li].
[li] Now expand the HKEY_USERS hive and open the first folder with the longest string of numbers(around 36 in length), and open the software folder and delete the DVDFab folder now while in you are in the software folder open the classes folder and delete any DVDFab entries you may find, now close all open folders and then open the next folder with the longest string of 36 numbers in length(which will have classes at the end of the string of numbers), and open the software folder and delete the DVDFab folder now close the HKEY_USERS hive.
[/li][/ul]

Empty the recycle bin and reboot and re-install DVDFab (NOTE) [B]Do not use the old downloaded installer[/B] of DVDFab that you have had on your computer "could be corrupt [B]re-download[/B] a new copy of the installer.

[B]SJ[/B]


#4

Just to let you all know that I have made some modifications and also did a cleanup to thes guides. :smiley:

[B]SJ[/B]