Knowledge Base

Article ID: 686 | Category: Activation | Type: How To | Last Modified: 6/1/2017

Removing a license in ABBYY FineReader


Follow the instructions below to remove a license.

  1. Delete the license file. It is named <serial number>.ABBYY.License.
    • In Windows Vista and later, the file is stored in C:\ProgramData\ABBYY\FineReader\<version number>\Licenses
    • In Windows XP, the file is stored in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ ABBYY\FineReader\<version number>\Licenses
  2. Restart the ABBYY FineReader  Licensing Service:
    1. Open the Start menu.
    2. Select the Control Panel item.
    3. Double-click Administrative Tools.
    4. Double-click Services.
    5. Find the ABBYY FineReader Licensing Service in the list of services.
    6. Right-click the service and select Restart from the shortcut menu.
    7. Start ABBYY FineReader. The Activation Wizard will open and you will be able to activate the program.
1765 people think this is helpful.
Was this information helpful to you?