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How to uninstall ChessBase Reader from your system

This page contains detailed information on how to remove ChessBase Reader for Windows. It is produced by ChessBase. More information about ChessBase can be read here. The program is often placed in the C:\Program Files\ChessBase\CBaseReader12 directory (same installation drive as Windows). ChessBase Reader's entire uninstall command line is MsiExec.exe /I{52A3CA50-6E19-40B2-AD6D-2B7B2D89A8E4}. ChessBase Reader's main file takes around 16.07 MB (16849768 bytes) and is called CBReader12.exe.

The following executable files are incorporated in ChessBase Reader. They occupy 17.47 MB (18317832 bytes) on disk.

  • CBReader12.exe (16.07 MB)
  • ChessBaseAdminTool.exe (923.85 KB)
  • ChessBaseFontSetup.exe (509.80 KB)

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Some files and registry entries are typically left behind when you uninstall ChessBase Reader.

The files below remain on your disk by ChessBase Reader's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ChessBase\CBReader12\Reader.cbini
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\ChessBase\CBReader12\Reader.ini
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{52A3CA50-6E19-40B2-AD6D-2B7B2D89A8E4}\Shortcut.ico

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following keys will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ChessBase\ChessBase Reader

How to remove ChessBase Reader from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

ChessBase Reader is a program by ChessBase. Some computer users choose to remove it. This is difficult because removing this manually takes some experience regarding Windows program uninstallation. One of the best EASY practice to remove ChessBase Reader is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


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  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take your time to admire the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on your PC will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate ChessBase Reader or simply activate the Search feature and type in "ChessBase Reader". The ChessBase Reader program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you click ChessBase Reader in the list of programs, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding ChessBase Reader, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. accept the removal by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove ChessBase Reader.
Uninstall ChessBase Reader

8. After uninstalling ChessBase Reader, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of ChessBase Reader that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling ChessBase Reader with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall ChessBase Reader by ChessBase from your computer, nor are we saying that ChessBase Reader by ChessBase is not a good software application. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall ChessBase Reader in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-22 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 17:50:35.260