CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020: How To Manually Uninstall.

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Here is the procedure to uninstall CDGS 2020, 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 and available. 
         a.  Corel Graphics - Windows Shell Extension 
         b.  Ghostscript GPL 8.64 
         c.  CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 ensuring that Remove User Files is checked.
                   i.  If the option for ‘Remove User Files’ is checked, application user files such as workspaces, application settings and 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 2020. Look specifically for entries related to 2020; 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 2020
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Databases\V4.1
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540111125_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540111137_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\AppData\Roaming\Corel\Messages\540227504_******
C:\Users\<accountname>\Documents\Corel

 

Public File location:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Corel


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

C:\Users\All Users\Corel\CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Downloads
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540111125_******
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540111137_******
C:\Users\All Users\Corel\Messages\540227504_******

 

Registry locations: 

It is strongly recommended to back up the Windows registry before using it.
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows (microsoft.com)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Corel\CorelDRAW\22.0
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. 

 

 

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