What is ABBYY FineReader 8.0?

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Overview

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 is published by ABBYY. You can find out more about ABBYY FineReader 8.0 at its official website or at ABBYY's website.


How do I clean ABBYY FineReader 8.0?

ABBYY FineReader 8.0 may store excess, temporary data on your computer that can take up valuable space. It may also store private data such as passwords or browsing history in the registry or on the file system. The easiest way to erase this data is by downloading AppCleaner, it is 100% free and about 1MB in size. A portable version is also available.

Clean ABBYY FineReader 8.0
with AppCleaner

If you want to clean ABBYY FineReader 8.0 manually, you can follow the steps outlined below. There is one location in the file system where ABBYY FineReader 8.0 stores data that can be cleaned. Additionally, ABBYY FineReader 8.0 stores private data in four registry keys.

Registry

To clean the registry from data stored by ABBYY FineReader 8.0, you can use the Microsoft Registry Editor (regedit.exe) which is installed by default on all Windows operating systems. First of all, open regedit.exe by carrying out these steps:

  • Hit the Windows key , usually located in the lower left of your keyboard between the Ctrl and Alt keys.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7: Click Run...
  • Type regedit.exe
  • Hit Enter

Now use regedit.exe to delete the registry keys:

    • Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER from the root of the tree in the left pane.
    • Expand Software.
    • Expand ABBYY.
    • Expand FineReader.
    • Expand 8.00.
    • Expand Shell.
    • Click Dialogs.
    • Right-click LoadImagePath in the right pane.
    • Choose Delete from the context menu.
    • Click Yes.
    • Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER from the root of the tree in the left pane.
    • Expand Software.
    • Expand ABBYY.
    • Expand FineReader.
    • Expand 8.00.
    • Expand Shell.
    • Click Dialogs.
    • Right-click SaveImagePath in the right pane.
    • Choose Delete from the context menu.
    • Click Yes.
    • Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER from the root of the tree in the left pane.
    • Expand Software.
    • Expand ABBYY.
    • Expand FineReader.
    • Expand 8.00.
    • Expand Shell.
    • Click Dialogs.
    • Right-click SaveToPath in the right pane.
    • Choose Delete from the context menu.
    • Click Yes.
    • Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER from the root of the tree in the left pane.
    • Expand Software.
    • Expand ABBYY.
    • Expand FineReader.
    • Expand 8.00.
    • Expand Shell.
    • Click Options.
    • Right-click LastTAScenario in the right pane.
    • Choose Delete from the context menu.
    • Click Yes.

Files

To clean your file system from files stored by ABBYY FineReader 8.0 and to gain free disk space, examine the following file system location. First of all, open a command prompt window:

  • Hit the Windows key , usually located in the lower left of your keyboard between the Ctrl and Alt keys.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7: Click Run...
  • Type cmd
  • Hit Enter

Now list all the files stored by ABBYY FineReader 8.0 that can be cleaned:

  1. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\scantwain.txt
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\scantwain.txt
  2. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\scanwia.txt
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\scanwia.txt
  3. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\*.bmp
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\ABBYY\ScanManager\8.00\*.bmp

Once you have identified the files stored by ABBYY FineReader 8.0 that you want to clean, delete them using the del command or Windows Explorer.

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