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    How to uninstall Oracle ODBC Client completely

    • Product: Voyager

    Question

    How to completely & cleanly uninstall the Oracle ODBC client package

    Answer

    1. Delete any Oracle folders in the PC's C:\ drive (i.e. C:\Oracle, C:\Oracle10g, C:\Oracle9i)
    2. Open Windows Registry by typing regedit in the Start menu's Search box
    3. When the Registry Editor opens, back it up by clicking File > Export... and save the file
    4. Locate the following registry entries:
      1. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\, delete VGER folder
      2. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources, delete VGER REG_SZ entry
      3. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Oracle\, delete KEY_OraClient10g_home folder
      4. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ODBC\ODBC.INI, delete everything EXCEPT ODBC Data Sources
      5. in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources, delete all entries except (Default)
      6. in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources, delete VGER REG_SZ entry
      7. in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\, delete VGER folder
    5. Reboot the PC

    • Article last edited: 08-Oct-2013