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How to clean the system (Windows 10) completely from all Affinity installations? Also registry entries etc.

After that I want to reinstall V2.

I have V1 and V2 on the system, but V2 has problems that I could not fix even with a reinstallation. Is there a way to rid the system of all Affinity entries without having to reinstall the system?

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58 minutes ago, Powerhorse said:

How to clean the system (Windows 10) completely from all Affinity installations? Also registry entries etc.

After that I want to reinstall V2.

I have V1 and V2 on the system, but V2 has problems that I could not fix even with a reinstallation. Is there a way to rid the system of all Affinity entries without having to reinstall the system?

Don’t know about Windows, but be sure that you have backup files for your V1 add-ons first!  BRUSHES, ASSETS, STYLES, MACROS, PALETTES.  A clean system means a clean install, means default entries in all of those Panels.  “Forewarned is fore-armed.”  


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2 hours ago, Powerhorse said:

but V2 has problems that I could not fix even with a reinstallation.

I believe that, generally, reinstalling the app does not help. I would suggest closing all the V2 apps, then starting Publisher or Designer. Hold the Ctrl key while you start it, and release when you get the Clear User Data dialog. (On Windows, you might need to click on the app's icon on the Taskbar to get the dialog to show up.)

Once you have the dialog, select everything, and click Clear.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
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After uninstalling Photo V2 on windows 10 I did a registry search for serif and found the following keys

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\PolicyCache\SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto2_3cqzy0nppv2rt
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\UserData\UninstallTimes
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FeatureUsage\AppSwitched
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.afdesign\OpenWithList
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TypedPaths
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Store
and lots of MRUList entries for various file types

which deleted ok

The following are not deleteable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\StateRepository\Cache\ApplicationUser\Index\UserAndApplicationUserModelId\5^SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto2_3cqzy0nppv2rt!SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\StateRepository\Cache\PackageFamily\Index\PackageFamilyName\SerifEuropeLtd.AffinityPhoto2_3cqzy0nppv2rt
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\bam\State\UserSettings\S-1-5-21-1891439106-709389660-2628101506-1001

%UserProfile%\.affinity\   still existed 104files 84.1 MB even after reboot, deleted by me never to return

Microsoft Windows 11 Home, Intel i7-1360P 2.20 GHz, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel Iris Xe
Affinity Photo - 24/05/20, Affinity Publisher - 06/12/20, KTM Superduke - 27/09/10

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