Reinitiating secondary installer for AutoCAD® Map 3D 2008
To reset the AutoCAD® Map 3D 2008 default user settings, you must first delete the user's application files and registry entries for the program. Follow these steps:
Note: Make sure that you back up any customized AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 files before implementing this procedure.
- Log on to the workstation as the user.
- On the Start menu (Windows), click Run.
- In the Run dialog box, enter regedit.
- In the Registry Editor, locate the following subkey and delete it:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R17.1\ACAD-6002:xyz (where xyz are numbers and characters that vary depending on the installed language version of AutoCAD Map 3D 2008)
- Exit the Registry Editor.
- In Windows Explorer, locate and delete the following application folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Map 3D 2008
C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Map 3D 2008
The user should now be able to launch AutoCAD Map 3D 2008. When the product is opened, the files and folders that were deleted will be recreated by the secondary installer.
Warning! Problems caused by improperly editing the Windows registry could render your computer operating system unusable. Microsoft provides a wealth of critical information that you need to know about the registry in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at http://support.microsoft.com/support.
Use the Microsoft® Registry Editor only at your own risk and only after backing up the registry as well as the system.dat and user.dat files as outlined for your operating system in the Microsoft Knowledge Base and in the related solution, TS66513. Additional information about the registry is also contained in the Help topics in the Microsoft Registry Editor.