How do I remove FS Pro 2013 from the registry?

Introduction

This document describes how FS Pro can be removed manually from a system. This does not include removing the .NET 4.0 framework and VSTO.

Removing the FS Pro Add-in

To remove the FS Pro add-in, it is sufficient to remove the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\InformationMapping.FSPro.Word

Removing the activation mechanism

FS Pro's activation mechanism, called License Protector, can normally be removed by unregistering the executable. However, when the executable is not there anymore, it has to be removed manually.

Warning: License Protector should only be removed when it is not used by any other product.

To remove License Protector from your system, the following registry keys should be removed:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{59A7F5D7-3E69-4FEE-99A0-0A92F6D17285}]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{0577252E-8D7C-4A1F-BA52-A557336D85C1}]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LicProtector.LicProtectorEXE312]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EF934249-FBAC-468D-AC6A-4DFA043B057F}]

On 64-bit systems the following keys have to be removed as well:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{59A7F5D7-3E69-4FEE-99A0-0A92F6D17285}]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{0577252E-8D7C-4A1F-BA52-A557336D85C1}]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\TypeLib\{EF934249-FBAC-468D-AC6A-4DFA043B057F}]

Removing Personal Data

FS Pro saves user-specific data, such as custom style sets, reusable Maps and Blocks, custom tables and custom templates. These are stored in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Information Mapping\

By removing this directory, all user-specific data will be lost.

Removing Installation Files

The installation itself also leaves files and registry entries on the system. This section describes the tasks for cleaning the actions performed by the Windows Installer.

Codes

The installer uses different codes. These codes change from version to version. The following codes are available:

  • The Installation Code (#InstallCode#)
  • The Product Code (#ProductCode#)
  • The Upgrade Code (#UpgradeCode#)

These codes will be used below.

Registry Entries

The installer adds several registry entries. These should be removed:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\#InstallCode#]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\#ProductCode#]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\#ProductCode#]
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\#UpgradeCode#]

Warning: You have to search for and remove the codes related to the version of FS Pro 2013 you originally installed. If you installed for instance version 5.0.26, and updated to version 5.0.28 via Help > Update Now, you need to remove the codes related to version 5.0.26.

Installation Files

All installation files are placed in the

  • Programs Files directory (for 32-bit operating systems), or
  • Program Files (x86) directory (for 64-bit operating systems).

Remove this directory as well.

Install Cache

The Windows Installer places two files and one directory in the install cache. The installation cache is located at C:\Windows\Installer. This is a hidden folder so you may not see it in the Windows directory.

  • The directory to be removed has the name of the Installation Code.
  • A file may exist in the form of SourceHash#InstallCode# with the installation time as time stamp. This file should be removed.
  • A copy of the MSI is placed in this directory but it is renamed and hard to trace. It can be found by looking at the timestamp of the original MSI and locating a file with the same timestamp. The details of the properties can be verified to ensure that it concerns the correct file. This file should be removed.

Codes

The codes of the recent versions of FS Pro can be found in the table below.

Version

CodeName

Code

Before 5.0.25

#InstallCode#

{178F68E2-597A-4167-8D8B-A19492CB4F0E}

#ProductCode#

2E86F871A7951476D8B81A4929BCF4E0

#UpgradeCode#

2E85F87CA7951476D8B81A4929BCF4E0

5.0.25

#InstallCode#

{957C065C-4B15-422E-9990-AA0208709327}

#ProductCode#

C560C75951B4E2249909AA2080073972

#UpgradeCode#

C56FC75451B4E2249909AA2080073972

5.0.26

#InstallCode#

{69F708FA-68B1-4268-8468-5BF83F46DFFF}

#ProductCode#

AF807F961B8686244886B58FF364FDFF

#UpgradeCode#

AF856F911B8686244886B58FF364FDFF

5.0.27

#InstallCode#

{68EA31B0-6B75-4569-BC20-D768B76A0085}

#ProductCode#

0B13AE8657B69654CB027D867BA60058

#UpgradeCode#

0B179E8157B69654CB027D867BA60058

5.0.28

#InstallCode#

{FA94645E-BFFC-4B0F-8667-4D42AD4BB289}

#ProductCode#

E54649AFCFFBF0B46876D424DAB42B98

#UpgradeCode#

E54939AACFFBF0B46876D424DAB42B98

5.0.29

#InstallCode#

{10BFDFE6-1EFD-4EC5-A5F5-BE4D67DBAD52}

#ProductCode#

6EFDFB01DFE15CE45A5FEBD476BDDA25

#UpgradeCode#

6EFFEB0CDFE15CE45A5FEBD476BDDA25

5.0.30

#InstallCode#

{5874EA16-BC04-4F89-8354-A48B366B61D1}

#ProductCode#

61AE478540CB98F438454AB863B6161D

#UpgradeCode#

61AF378040CB98F438454AB863B6161D

5.0.31

#InstallCode#

{190E6CE4-9B3E-4BF7-8C68-6852FB552F56}

#ProductCode#

4EC6E091E3B97FB4C8868625BF55F265

#UpgradeCode#

4EC6C09CE3B97FB4C8868625BF55F265

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