Removing SafeHouse Explorer

If you find it necessary to remove SafeHouse Explorer from your PC, the most important thing to consider is your data. What are you going to do with the files stored within protected volumes? Without either SafeHouse Explorer or our commercial SafeHouse software, you will no longer be able to open your volumes.

Removing SafeHouse Explorer does not Remove your Data

It is important to note that removing SafeHouse Explorer from your PC does not routinely remove or delete your SafeHouse volume files; provided, that is, that you do not keep your volumes in the SafeHouse programs directory. Volume files are treated similarly to word processing documents, whereby you are allowed to remove or change your word processor without having all your documents deleted in the process.

Steps to Remove SafeHouse Explorer

Please follow the steps below to remove SafeHouse Explorer from your PC.

  1. Copy all important files and data contained within SafeHouse encrypted volumes to a normal unencrypted hard drive. This way you will still have access to your files after SafeHouse is removed. This step is only necessary when you will not be re-installing SafeHouse Explorer prior to needing access to your protected files.

  2. Run the Remove SafeHouse Explorer utility. This can be done either from the Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs applet, or from the SafeHouse Explorer menu group in your Windows Start menu.

Problems with Damaged Files

If you are having trouble removing SafeHouse from your PC due to the fact that some of the SafeHouse files are missing or damaged, we recommend that you try running the SafeHouse Explorer setup utility to let SafeHouse rebuild its files. Once the required files are present, you can then once again try removing SafeHouse Explorer and it will likely work.

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