To uninstall the product, you cannot simply delete its files from your hard disk. To uninstall the product:

  1. Log in with the same user-ID as you used when you installed the product.
  2. Click Uninstall a program under Programs in Control Panel.
  3. Select the product and click Remove or Uninstall as appropriate.

When you uninstall, the only files deleted are those that the installation software installed. If the product directory has not been removed, delete any unwanted files and subdirectories within it using Windows Explorer.

Note: The installer creates separate installations for Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Micro Focus License Administration. Uninstalling only Visual COBOL does not automatically uninstall the Micro Focus License Administration or any of the prerequisite software.

To completely remove the product you must uninstall the Micro Focus License Administration as well.

You can optionally remove the prerequisite software. For instructions, check the documentation of the respective software vendor.

Some registry entries are not removed by the uninstallation process and you need to manually delete them.

The following folders might not be removed:

  • The Micro Focus Product Name folder in the Start menu - you can delete it manually.
  • %systemdrive%\Users\Public\Documents\Micro Focus - includes the binaries and the log files of the samples which you have built.
  • %ProgramData%\Micro Focus - includes some data files used by the Micro Focus licensing system.
  • %Program Files%\Micro Focus - you can delete it manually.

To silently uninstall the product, you need the setup file and you need to execute the following at the command line:

start /wait install-file.exe /quiet /uninstall

In addition, the following registry entries are not removed. These are created the first time that an Enterprise Server that has been enabled for performance monitoring starts up: