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Uninstalling Unify

At some point, you may need to simply uninstall Unify completely from your system, so you can start over with a new install. The process is partly a manual one, and is slightly different for Mac and Windows machines.

See also Unify files and folders for an overview of the files/folders you are about to delete.

Uninstall on Mac

There is no automatic uninstaller for the Mac version of Unify, so the entire process is manual.

1. Remove the main Unify data folder

  • If you kept the Unify data (content) folder at its default location:
    • Navigate to /Users/Shared
    • Drag the PlugInGuru folder to the Trash.
  • If you moved the Unify data (content) folder somewhere else:
    • Check the folder location; it's displayed in the Unify Settings view.
    • Navigate to where the folder is in the Finder
      • In the Unify Settings view, click “Open…”
      • In the Finder window which appears, hold down Ctrl and click on the window title, then navigate UP one level to the folder that contains your Unify folder.
    • Close any running instances of Unify
    • Drag the folder to the Trash.

2. Remove the Unify app and plug-ins Note these are NOT in your own user folders.

  • App: Unify.app file (may show as just Unify in the main /Applications folder
    • Also remove the entire PlugInGuru folder in /Applications
  • Audio Unit plug-in: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/Unify.component
  • VST plug-in: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST/Unify.vst
  • VST3 plug-in: /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3/Unify.vst3
  • AAX plug-in: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins/Unify.aaxplugin

You may be prompted to enter your password to confirm some or all of these deletions.

3. Remove the entire Unify settings folder

  • Locate the ~/Library/Application Support/PlugInGuru folder, and drag it to the Trash.
    • NOTE the initial “~”. This refers to the Library folder inside your own user folder, NOT the system-wide /Library folder.

4. Empty the Trash

  • After moving files/folders to the Trash, you should make a point of emptying the trash, so the discarded files/folders no longer take up space on your disk.

5. OPTIONAL: tell MacOS to forget earlier installs This step is almost never necessary. Please do this ONLY if directed to do so by PlugInGuru technical support.

  • Open a Terminal window
  • Type sudo pkgutil –forget com.pluginguru.Unify and hit Enter/Return
    • You will be prompted for your password
  • Type sudo pkgutil –forget com.pluginguru.UnifyData and hit Enter/Return
  • Type sudo pkgutil –forget com.pluginguru.UnifyUpdate and hit Enter/Return

Uninstall on Windows

1. Remove the main Unify data folder

  • If you kept the Unify data (content) folder at its default location:
    • Navigate to C:\Users\Public\Documents
    • Drag the PlugInGuru folder to the Trash.
  • If you moved the Unify data (content) folder somewhere else:
    • Check the folder location; it's displayed in the Unify Settings view.
    • Navigate to where the folder is in the Finder
      • In the Unify Settings view, click “Open…”
      • In the Explorer window which appears, navigate UP one level to the folder that contains your Unify folder.
      • (If you moved the entire PlugInGuru folder, navigate UP one more level to ITS parent folder.)
    • Close any running instances of Unify
    • Drag the folder to the Trash.

2. Use the Windows uninstaller

  • Click on the Windows START button and type “uninstall a program”; hit Enter to open the Uninstall a Program dialog.
  • Scroll through the displayed list to find the entry for Unify, and click (once) to highlight it.
  • Click on “Uninstall” at the top of the window, and follow all on-screen instructions.

The uninstaller does a pretty good job of removing the Unify app and many other files, but won't remove any of Unify's data, including the primary data folder and the folder where its settings files are kept. The following steps allow you to ensure that nothing is left behind.

3. Remove the Unify app and bundled plug-ins/helpers Note these are NOT in your own user folders.

  • Navigate to C:\Program Files and locate the PlugInGuru folder.
  • If the folder isn't there, you're done. If it is, drag it to the Trash.

4. Remove the Unify plug-ins

  • VST plug-in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST2\Unify.dll
  • VST3 plug-in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\Unify.vst3
  • AAX plug-in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins\Unify.aaxplugin

You may be prompted to enter your password to confirm some or all of these deletions.

5. Remove the entire Unify settings folder

  • Locate the C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\PlugInGuru folder, and drag it to the Trash.
uninstall-106.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/02 22:03 (external edit)