Uninstalling Cubit

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Should you need to uninstall Cubit for any reason, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Click in the Search section on the Windows Task Bar.

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Fig.1 Windows Task Bar

  1. Type in Control Panel, and then select it from the list.

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Fig.2 Search Bar

  1. Select Programs and Features.

Control_Panel.pngFig.3 Control Panel

  1. Locate Cubit in the list of installed programs, highlight it and click Uninstall.

Programs_Features_-_Cubit_Highlighted.pngFig.4 Cubit In Programs And Features


This will uninstall the Cubit software, but if you are running a stand alone version, then the database software will remain installed on the PC.
This means that all the data you have entered into Cubit will still exist in on the PC.
In the case of a network version, the database will be installed on the server rather than the local PC.

If you need to remove the database software, and data for a completely clean start, then you would need to do the following:

  1. Locate PostgreSQL in the list of installed programs in Programs and Features, highlight it and click Uninstall.

PostgreSQL_PF.pngFig.5 PostgreSQL In Programs And Features

  1. Browse into the PostgreSQL install folder. By default this is C:\Program Files\Postgresql.

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Fig.6 Install Directory

  1. Rename or delete the folder found inside the PostgreSQL folder. This should be called 9.2 or 10.

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Fig.7 Data Folder

Doing these steps will have uninstalled the PostgreSQL database software, and either deleted the data, or left the data on the PC, but named it as something other than the default name so that it is not picked up by the reinstall.
Renaming the data folder rather than outright deleting it may be advisable, even if it is only temporary, if there is existing job data in the database.
This gives the benefit of a last way of recovering data.

This in effect means that when Cubit is installed again on this PC, it will install as a completely clean install with no data.

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