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Philip G Hunt

Uninstalling error


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Sounds like a question for the maker of the uninstall software.

Uninstalling Cakewalk is a function provided by BandLab Assistant, however; this is nothing more than running the uninstaller added during the install process. Like most Windows uninstallers, it does not completely remove all traces of the program and its supporting files. Hence the creation of the 3rd party uninstaller industry.

That said, the uninstall provided by BA is often sufficient for those trying to lay down a fresh copy of the software.

For those really wanting to remove everything related to CbB, a clean uninstall, part of the clean install process, is documented here https://help.cakewalk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360034066393-Clean-Install-Cakewalk-by-BandLab, It is an adaptation of the clean install instructions originally supplied by Cakewalk to completely remove all of their products. As such, these instructions remove not only CbB but all the legacy Cakewalk products too. The process handles all of the bits left over after running the Windows uninstallers. It may be a little too aggressive for some though, as step 9 


Open the following directories and delete their contents: C:\Program Files\Cakewalk and C:\Program Files(x86)\Cakewalk

removes the default VST2 folders C:\Program Files\Cakewalk\Vstplugins and C:\Program Files(x86)\Cakewalk\Vstplugins which may contain 3rd party plug-ins not installed by BA or legacy Cakewalk installers. If one is in the habit of installer 3rd party plug-ins in these folders, it may be a good idea to make a safety copy/backup of these folders before deleting the Cakewalk folders.

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