If you are unsure about how to remove Cryptomator effectively in Windows, I’m glad that you have found here. You will find two different removal methods in this article as well as other practical knowledge that are worth learning.
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Regular Steps to Effectively Remove Cryptomator?
Before you remove Cryptomator, please make sure you’re using the administrator account; otherwise you will be prompted to enter the password for permission of system changes. Then shut down the program and all other related processes (open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del to do it if it’s necessary), we are starting the removal right away.
Usually I do the removal through Programs and Features, where I can see clearly what programs I’m having on my machine. And this way I wouldn’t bother to check whether there is a default uninstaller displayed in Start menu or anywhere else.
1. Open Programs and Features to remove Cryptomator
> Right-click on the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your screen, and select Programs and Features.
> Locate the Cryptomator item in Uninstall or change a program list (Windows programs manager or currently install programs list, which should have the option to change, repair or uninstall the program.)
> Double-click Cryptomator to the start the removal.
> Its default uninstaller will be activated with a pop-up window. Click Uninstall to proceed, and wait for it to finish the job.
> When it tells you “The product was successfully uninstalled, blah blah blah…” or something like that, it’s done, and you can go to the next part.
2. Remove Cryptomator via the Windows Registry
Most users skipped this step because they didn’t know how to do it, while this will actually lead to the accumulation of junks. So every time you’re trying to completely delete a program, don’t forget to clean out its entries. Reading this part may also help when you need to deal with another program someday.
> Press and hold Windows key + C to open the charms bar, select Search, type regedit in the search box, and hit the Enter key on your keyboard to open the Registry Editor.
> Then the Registry Editor is now presented with a new window. Delete everything under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Cryptomator\
> To search for other possible remaining files, click Edit > Find… on the navigator, and enter “Cryptomator”. Delete the results if found.
> Restart your computer to take effect, and you may check whether the removal has been done successfully.
Somehow by going through the regular way you can’t see its bundled programs. So if you prefer an easier, more powerful helper instead of the Windows built-in tool, you can’t miss Max Uninstaller.
Easily Remove Cryptomator with Max Uninstaller
Compared to the manual way, this would be much easier to understand and perform. Anytime you wish to uninstall a program, just launch Max Uninstaller from your desktop or the Start menu instead of thinking where to start the removal. But knowing the regular uninstall steps, you might as well try to remove Cryptomator this way:
1. Open Max Uninstaller, you can see all the installed programs in the list. Just select Cryptomator as your target, and click Run Analysis > Then you see the list of related files with details including their names, locations and sizes.
2. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Complete Uninstall, then click Scan Leftovers to proceed > A list of registry entries (remaining files) will be presented also with details including their names, locations and sizes.
3. Click Delete Leftovers to completely remove Cryptomator.
After seeing the “Congratulations! The program has been successfully removed…”, you can click “Back to Step1” to refresh programs list, then do the same to remove other unwanted software that you wish to eliminate.
Watch this video to see how Max Uninstall removes a program:
Nowadays many developers bundle other their products in the application installer you download. Some will give you the option not to install them, while some will not. That’s how they sneak into your system in general cases, which is pretty annoying. Even you have paid full attention watching out for unwanted programs, you still get to find a way to get rid of them afterwards. Hopefully Max Uninstaller provides the great convenience that you need handle the situation.
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