How to completely remove FineReader PDF 15 for Windows


How to completely remove FineReader PDF 15 (or the earlier FineReader version) from the computer?


To remove the program, please use the standard Windows methods:

  1. Click Start and type Control Panel, and select it.
  2. Select Programs > Programs and Features.
  3. Right-click the FineReader version that needs to be uninstalled.
  4. Select Uninstall.

The instructions on how to uninstall programs are also available in the Microsoft article.

Then delete the following program folders (if these folders still exist):

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\ABBYY FineReader <version>
  • C:\ProgramData\ABBYY\FineReader<version>
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\ABBYY\FineReader\<version>
  • C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\ABBYY\FineReader\<version>
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader\<version>
  • C:\temp\FR<version>

Note: The ProgramData and AppData folders can be hidden.

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    rajesh cheedalla

    Hi, How can I uninstall ABBYY FineReader 14 using PowerShell command? 
    This command doesn't help me:

    msixec /x {F14000CE–0001–0000–0000–074957833700}

    I am on Windows 2019.


    Thanks in advance.

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    Halyna Zernova

    Hi Rajesh,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have created a ticket based on your comment - Question #421657.

    Please await answer to your email.

    Kind regards,

    Halyna Zernova






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