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Reinstalling MasterCook 2020

1. BACKUP FILES

First make a backup copy of your files as explained here (using Backup or Windows):

https://support.mastercook.com/hc/en-us/articles/216889306-MasterCook-Backup

 

2. UNINSTALL EXISTING PROGRAM

Then go to the Add or Remove Programs screen on your computer and select MasterCook 20 and Uninstall it.

 

 

 

3. DELETE FOLDERS LEFT BEHIND

Then check to see that the MasterCook 20 folders are removed from the computer. Look for them in these 3 locations:

C:\Users\Public\Documents\MasterCook 20

C:\Program Files (x86)\MasterCook 20

C:\ProgramData\MasterCook 20

Windows hides the ProgramData folder that is inside the C drive, so you will want to make sure that is not hidden from you. See this:

https://support.mastercook.com/hc/en-us/articles/216887326-Showing-Hidden-Files-in-Windows-8-10

CAUTION: If you do not delete folders that may have been left behind, will continue with a corrupt reinstallation.

4. FRESH INSTALLATION

Next, restart the computer and install MasterCook 20 once again using your previously purchased installation file. If you purchased a download installation file, your computer automatically saves it to the Downloads folder on your computer where it remains unless you delete it. You should keep a copy of that file as explained in your email purchase receipt. (If you have lost or misplaced your installation file and you have a copy of your receipt, you can get a discount on a download replacement if you contact MasterCook Support.)

  • Run the program and make sure it works with its own files before you restore your files.
  • Close MasterCook so it is not running before you restore your files.

5. RESTORE FILES

You can restore the files into the fresh installation. The process is the same as if you are transferring from a previous version as explained in this article:

https://support.mastercook.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046510412-I-have-a-previous-version-of-MasterCook-How-do-I-transfer-my-files-into-MasterCook-2020-

 

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