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Complete Uninstall of DVDit 5.x

Doing a complete uninstall for DVDit! 5 (and other Sonic products) requires removing certain key components that are usually left behind from the uninstaller. These items are user preferences for your Sonic software such as track lists, project types (not to be confused with the projects themselves), and other items for your application's configuration. These will be eliminated during the clean install process.


Back up all of your projects and source files and keep note of where they were as you may have to place them back in the same file path to make your session work. Sonic recommends that you save your projects and source files in separate folders outside of the application's root folder to prevent complications when a clean install is required.

  1. Start by Removing DVDit! 5 using the "Add/Remove Programs" utility in Windows. (Start menu--> Settings --> Control Panel).
  • Uninstall previous version of DVDit! 5 from your machine. Manually delete all the files as follows.
    • Delete the DVDit! folder within the "Sonic" folder in your C drive's "Program Files" folder.
  • Registry Edit instructions:
    • Select the "Start" menu --> Select "Run"--->Type: "regedit". Click "OK".
    • Open the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" folder ---> Open the "Software" folder then open the "Sonic" folder, and select the "DVDit" folder, right click on it and delete it.
    • Open the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" folder---> Software--> Sonic. Select the "DVDit" folder, right click on it and delete.
  • Reboot your computer (stops services so registry can be written correctly).
  • Re-install the software.



If these steps do not work, then you will have to perform a complete removal of all Sonic components and software.To do this, complete these steps:

  1. Start by removing Sonic Software using the "Add/Remove Programs" utility in Windows. (Start menu -->Settings --> Control Panel).
  • Manually uninstall all Sonic software from your machine. Delete all the files as follows:
    • Delete the "Sonic" folder in your C drive's Program Files folder.
  • Go In to the "Application Data" folder (C:\Documents and Settings\--Your name--\Application Data) and delete the Sonic folder. Note: This folder may be hidden and will have to be exposed. To do this:
    • From the Windows Explorer window, Select "Tools"-->"Folder Options".
    • Select the "View" tab.
    • Under the "Hidden Files and Folders", select the radio button "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
    • Click the "Apply" button. "Application Data" should now be visible.
  • Delete the "Sonic Shared"/"Sonic" folders from "Common Files" folder (C:\Program Files\Common Files).
  • Registry Edit instructions:
    • Select the "Start" menu --> Select "Run" ---> Type: "regedit". Click "OK".
    • Open the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" folder ---> Open the "Software" folder then right click and delete the "Sonic" folder.
    • Open the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" folder---> Software --> Sonic. Select the "Sonic" folder, right click on it and delete.
  • Reboot your computer (stops services so registry can be written correctly).
  • Re-install the software.

 

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