Painter 2022 64-bit: How To Manually Uninstall

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Uninstalling Corel Painter 2022 

Before uninstalling the product, we strongly recommend that you restart your computer to ensure that no Corel applications are running in Windows Task Manager processes. Not doing so may not correctly and completely remove Corel Painter 2022. 

To uninstall Corel Painter 2022 (Basic Process, using Windows Add Remove Program) 

  1. Close all applications. 
  2. On the Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. 
  3. Double-click Corel Painter 2022 on the Uninstall or change a program page. The setup appears. 
  4. Enable the Remove option 
    NOTE: You also have the option of removing user files. User files are personal, customized application settings and customized files that are created. They are stored in the user's application-data folder. 
    *** We strongly suggest that you remove user files. *** 
  5. Click Remove to start the uninstall process. 
  6. If present, you may also want to uninstall Corel Painter Thumbnail Previewer  

To uninstall Corel Painter 2022 (Manual, Advanced Process) 

If necessary, you can manually uninstall Corel Painter 2022. We recommend manual uninstall only if an uninstall was incomplete, or if you do not have access to Corel Painter 2022 from the "Add or Remove programs" feature. 


  1. Open Windows Explorer. 
  2. Browse to C:\Windows\Installer. 
  3. Click the View menu, and choose Details 
  4. In the right pane, right-click the column title Name, and choose “Title”. 
  5. Click the Title column so it is sorted alphabetically 
  6. Right-click an *.msi file that contains “Corel Painter 2022…” in the title column and choose Uninstall. 
  7. Repeat step 6 until all the .msi files for Corel Painter 2022 are removed.  

The following is a list of the directories, files, and registry entries that may be left behind after the recommended uninstallation method is completed. Deleting these files and registry entries may affect other Corel products, so you remove them at your own risk. Some folders may be hidden by default; please see the Microsoft help for details on displaying hidden folders. 

The default installation directory is located at:  C:\Program Files\Corel\Painter 2022 

Log files are created in the user %temp% folder (C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp\...) 

The files begin with ICA*.log and ICA*.log.xml 

If you don't have any other Corel products installed, you can simply delete the Corel folder in the ProgramData folder. If you do have other Corel products installed and want to keep some personal customization, it's recommended that you delete the specified folders mentioned below. 

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

C:\ProgramData\Corel\Painter 2022

The following registry keys below may or may not exist depending on the type of installation that you performed or the use of the Suite.

This involves editing the Windows registry.
When working with the registry, a backup should be completed. This article from Microsoft describes how to backup the registry: 

To completely remove these registry keys from your computer, you must remove the registry keys for each of the users on that system. Do not attempt to remove any other registry entries from the following locations if they are not specified; otherwise, you may impact other Corel products installed on your system. Again, if you don't have any other Corel products installed you can simply delete the ...\Corel folder. If you do have other Corel products installed and want to keep some personal customization, it's recommended that you delete the specified folders only. 


Note: After removing Corel Painter 2022 on a computer that has an older version of installed, you may encounter problems launching the older version. Performing a repair on the older version should fix any issues. 



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