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How to completely uninstall MediaMonkey
Posted by Russell Samuels on Feb 2, 2016

If for some reason, your installation of MediaMonkey is corrupted or you no longer wish to use it, you can uninstall MediaMonkey as follows:

  1. Close MediaMonkey and verify via the Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE) that it's no longer running.
  2. Uninstall MediaMonkey via the Windows Control Panel. This will remove the application, file associations, and registration information.
    • On Windows 10: Launch the Control Panel via the Start menu, click 'Uninstall a program', select 'MediaMonkey', and click 'uninstall'.
    • On Windows 8: Type 'control panel' in the search bar to launch the Control Panel, click 'Programs and Features', select 'MediaMonkey', and then click 'uninstall'.
    • On Windows 7: Launch the Control Panel via the Start menu, click 'Uninstall a program', select 'MediaMonkey', and click 'uninstall'.
    • On Windows XP: Launch the Control Panel via the Start menu, click 'Add or Remove Programs', select 'MediaMonkey', and click "Change/Remove'.

For most users that's sufficient, but if you want to remove any traces of the MediaMonkey and its database (e.g. if you'll never need it again or if it was corrupted) then you can proceed with the following additional steps:

  1. Delete the contents of /Program Files/MediaMonkey . This removes any scripts, plugins, and configuration files that you may have added.
  2. Delete the .ini file(s) and database(s)--there may be more than one if you've installed multiple versions. They're found in the following locations.
    NOTE: Deleting the database is only required if you're having database problems or you wish to completely reset your synchronization profile.

At this point all remnants of MediaMonkey have been removed. If you wish to re-install:

  1. Empty your browser's cache and download the latest version of MediaMonkey.
  2. Install MediaMonkey, and register it (if you have a license key).

Alternatively, MediaMonkey 4 allows you to use a 'portable installation' to test a clean installation. Just check the option "Portable Installation" during the Setup wizard and choose a different folder to install than you used previously. That way, the portable installation will not have any effect on your current installation.

To remove a portable installation, simply delete the folder where you installed MediaMonkey.

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