Uninstall Revit

 
 
 

To remove the Revit software, use the standard uninstall process. During the process, the following files in UserDataCache are deleted, unless they have been previously modified:

NoteFiles in the user profile folder are not affected by the uninstall process.

However, the standard uninstall process may leave behind some residual files and settings, which may interfere with a successful reinstallation of the software. When you need to completely remove the Revit software from a computer, including all residual files and settings, use the following procedure.

In these instructions, substitute the current Windows login name for %username%, and the appropriate language code for ENU, where needed. Also, the paths listed reflect Autodesk Revit 2014. If you are using another edition of the Revit software, substitute the appropriate values, as follows:

To uninstall the Revit software completely

  1. Back up any custom Revit family files or template files.
  2. Log on as a Local System Administrator, and disable anti-virus software.
  3. Using the standard uninstall process, remove Autodesk Revit 2014 and Autodesk Material Library 2014.
  4. Use Microsoft® Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following Revit 2014 files and folders (and subfolders, where they exist):

    In C:\Program Files\

    • Autodesk\Revit 2014\AddIns
    • Autodesk\Revit 2014

    In C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\

    • Revit\Addins\2014
    • Revit\Macros\2014\Revit
    • RVT 2014
    • RVT\2014
    • Structural
    • AdLM\RVT2014ENUAdlm.log

    In C:\Users\%username%\AppData\

    The following folders (and their subfolders and files) are specific to each Windows user account. They are created when users start the software. These files are not removed by the uninstall process and can be removed manually, if desired. If you retain the files, most of the user settings are used when you reinstall and start the software.

    • Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2014
    • Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2014
    • Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Addins\2014
    • Roaming\Autodesk\RVT\2014

    In C:\All Users\Autodesk\

    The following folders (and their subfolders and files) are created when users start the software. They are not removed by the uninstall process and can be removed manually, if desired. If you retain the files, many of them are used when you reinstall and start the software.

    • Revit\Addins\2014
    • Revit\Macros\2014\Revit
    • RVT\2014
    • RVT 2014
  5. If you do not use any other Autodesk software, use Microsoft® Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following Autodesk files and folders (and subfolders, where they exist):
    ImportantDeleting these files and folders may interfere with the proper functioning of other Autodesk applications on the computer. Delete them only if you are sure that they are not required.

    In C:\Program Files\

    • Common Files\Autodesk Shared

    In C:\ProgramData\Autodesk

    • appIndex.xml
    • appIndex.xsd
    • AdLM\CascadeInfo.cas
    • Adlm\RVT2014ENUAdlm.log
    • ADUT
    • INSTALLER
    • MC3
    • Structural\Common Data\2014\Data

    In C:\Users\%username%\AppData\

    • Local\Autodesk\Adlm
    • Local\Autodesk\Web Services\Revit
    • Roaming\Autodesk\ADUT
    • Roaming\Autodesk\INSTALLER
    • Roaming\Autodesk\MC3

    In C:\All Users\Autodesk\

    • AdLM
    • ADUT
    • INSTALLER
    • MC3\Transcripts
    • Structural\Common Data\2014\Data
  6. Open the system registry, and locate and delete the following registry keys.
    ImportantProblems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com. Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.

    To open the system registry

    • Windows 8: Right-click Start screenAll appsRunRegedit.
    • Windows 7: Click the Windows Start menuRunRegedit.

    Registry keys specific to Revit 2014

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\2014\ObjectDBX
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\2014
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2014 and all the keys under this branch
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\2014\ObjectDBX\aecProfile\Macros

    Registry keys that may affect other Autodesk software

    NoteDelete the following keys only if you do not have other Autodesk software installed.
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\SendMiniDump\Settings
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Structural\Common
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\WebServices
  7. Restart the computer.
  8. If you plan to reinstall the Revit software, do the following before starting the installation program:
    • Use Microsoft® Windows Explorer to locate and delete the contents of your Windows Temp folder. You can locate the Temp folder by entering %TEMP% in the address bar of Windows Explorer.
      NoteDo not delete the Temp folder itself. Only delete its contents.
    • Log on as a Local System Administrator, disable anti-virus programs, and end their task processes.

    Now you can safely reinstall the Revit software.

  9. Restart your anti-virus software.