View Full Version : Uninstalling Max but will it delete every thing in the folder?
05-04-2003, 04:45 AM
Like the title says I'm going to uninstall max but I'm worried that all my scenes, mat lib, etc will go too. Maybe this is unfounded, I don't think it should alter those things at all, but I'd like a second opinion before I go and erase all my past work by accident!
05-04-2003, 05:52 AM
I'm not sure of the .mat files that comes with max but if u have saved ur materials as a separate .mat file, it will remain. Also files in Autoback, scenes, plugins, etc that we create will remain. Just dont delete the max dir after uninstall.
05-04-2003, 05:58 AM
Ok that's what I thought, just thought I'd ask. I had uninstalled\reinstalled before but couldn't remember what happened.
05-04-2003, 07:02 AM
yeah i'm pretty sure you lose everything. i've done quite a few reinstalls and i never remember anything i added staying, including, plugins, scripts, mat libs, all that stuff.
if you really need a clean max and have to keep the old stuff install it into a new folder and kinda take your time making sure everything is ok with the new one before you delete the old one.
good luck dude
05-04-2003, 02:33 PM
Kuman, I just did a max reinstall last week and I'm sure everything stays. I've had lot's of maps and some scenes in the autobak and scenes dir and I got them all. Just dont delete the 3dsmax directory.:)
05-04-2003, 03:41 PM
wow cool, maybe the material stuff does stay
i know that i use a lot of scripts and plugins and each time i reinstall i gotta get those again and set them up.
or maybe its just how you do it, i always uinstall max completely. and then reinstall as opposed to installing over the original folder
05-04-2003, 09:06 PM
Blesson2k: Did you uninstall and then reinstall or did you do the repair install?
Kuman:That's a good point about the scripts, I almost forgot to back those up
Yeah, now I guess if I reinstall into the same directory it writes over everything there. Oh well
05-04-2003, 10:38 PM
FutureMan: I uninstalled and reinstalled max. But did u try it?
Kuman: but I also had scripts like meshtools but they remain. And also plugins.
06-04-2003, 01:54 AM
wow, man you gave me the smack down on my max install uninstall knowledge ;)
but you know i could swear that i've had to redo everything every time i install. hmm, who knows. either way good luck futureman.
06-04-2003, 02:16 AM
Well I haven't done it yet, I'm going to back everything up, clean up my hard drive, and defrag it before I do. Don't really need to uninstall\reinstall, everything works. Maybe I'm crazy but my computer is a mess and it's very distracting to me, although I guess reinstalling is a distraction of my own creation.
Thanks for the info
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