How do I uninstall my pirated version of Final Draft?

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Question
How do I uninstall my pirated version of Final Draft?

Answer

IMPORTANT:  You must uninstall your pirated version of Final Draft before installing the authentic version of Final Draft.

Uninstalling your pirated copy of Final Draft will NOT affect your scripts, which are saved separately on your hard drive.  Once you have installed an authentic copy of Final Draft you will be able to open your scripts and continue working.

Macintosh

  1. Quit the pirated version of Final Draft if it's open) with Command + Q;
  2. Open your Applications folder;
  3. Drag the Final Draft Application to the Trash;
  4. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal;
  5. Type defaults delete com.finaldraft.finaldraft.v10 or v9
  6. Press Return on the keyboard;
  7. Quit Terminal.
  8. Empty the Trash;
  9. When this is complete, run the downloaded authentic installer.

Windows

Windows 10:

  1. Close the pirated version of Final Draft (if it's open);
  2. Go to the Start menu and locate Final Draft;
  3. Right-click the icon and choose Uninstall or More > Uninstall;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  5. When this is complete, run the downloaded authentic installer.

Windows 8:

  1. Close the pirated version of Final Draft (if it's open);
  2. At the Windows Start screen (the one with the tiles) type "Uninstall" (without quotes) and choose Uninstall a Program;
  3. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  4. When this is complete, run the downloaded authentic installer.

Windows 7 / Vista:

  1. Close the pirated version of Final Draft (if it's open);
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel;
  3. Choose Programs > Uninstall a Program;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Uninstall;
  5. When this is complete, run the downloaded authentic installer.

Windows XP:

  1. Close the pirated version of Final Draft 9 (if it's open);
  2. Go to Start > Control Panel;
  3. Choose Add/Remove Programs;
  4. Select Final Draft and click Remove;
  5. When this is complete, run the downloaded authentic installer.

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