CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018: How To Manually Uninstall

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018: How To Manually Uninstall

Here is the procedure to uninstall CDGS 2018, including all locations where files/components may remain after a failed uninstall attempt

1.  Restart your operating system to ensure everything is properly closed and complete any pending Windows updates successfully.
2.  In Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program.
3.  Remove these programs in this particular order, if installed.
     a.  Corel Graphics - Windows Shell Extension
     b.  Ghostscript GPL 8.64
     c.  CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 ensuring that Remove User Files is checked.
         If the option for ‘Remove User Files’ is checked, application user files such as workspaces, application preferences will be removed.

4.  It is also recommended that you visually inspect the installation and user folders, as well as the user location in the registry (if possible) for files and entries that may have been left behind. If they have not been removed during the uninstall process, they may need to be manually deleted.

Below are the locations which you should look after uninstalling CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018. Look specifically for entries related to 2018; if you have earlier versions, other entries will exist.

 

Installed folder location (default):

64-bit version on 64-bit OS, 32-bit version on 32-bit OS:
           C:\Program Files\Corel
32-bit version on 64-bit OS:
           C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel

User File location:

C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Databases\Fills V1.0
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Databases\V2.1
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540111125_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540227504_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540227992_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\Documents\Corel

Public File location:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Corel
C:\Users\Public\Documents\My Palettes

All Users File location: (C:\ProgramData or C:\Users\All Users)

C:\Users\All Users\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Downloads
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540111125_******
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540227504_******
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540227992_******

Registry locations:  You may want to back up the registry before using regedit.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Corel\CorelDRAW\20.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Corel (32-bit version on 32-bit OS, 64-bit version on 64-bit OS)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Corel (32-bit version on 64-bit OS)

 

Installer .msi components: C:\Windows\Installer folder

 

After the above steps, reboot the system and try to reinstall again.

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