How to uninstall ANSYS Discovery

  • Last Post 28 May 2020
chebusann posted this 20 May 2020



I want to uninstall ANSYS Discovery. My uninstall.exe is in "D:\apps\DISCOVERY\ANSYS Inc\v201", but once I doble click, nothing happens.


The same happens in "Add or remove programs" in Windows 7.


Well, thanks.

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tsiriaks posted this 20 May 2020

If you right click on uninstall.exe and 'run as administrator' , does it do anything ?

Even if it doesn't , it's still ok to just manually remove the installed folder (i.e., D:\apps\DISCOVERY\ANSYS Inc\) . You will just have some ANSYS environment variables left and some ANSYS-related file associations on Windows registries; however, none of these can cause any issue to your systems or other software.

chebusann posted this 20 May 2020

I ran us administrator and nothing happens.

It still appears ANSYS Discovery in "Add or remove programs" on Windows 7 if I remove that folder


I forgot something:

I have the following ansys licenses files in "D:\apps\DISCOVERY\ANSYS Inc\Shared Files\Licensing\winx64": ansysli_client & ansysli_util

Do you know if can cause problems in the future?






chebusann posted this 20 May 2020

I'm asking if can cause problems, because tomorrow I want to install ANSYS Fluent from scratch, and I don't want to have problems with licences. Thanks

tsiriaks posted this 21 May 2020

It's best to just delete this entire folder D:\apps\DISCOVERY\ANSYS Inc\

before you re-install ANSYS.

Also, what is the name of the installation package that you are going to use ?

chebusann posted this 21 May 2020

ANSYS Fluid Fluent

tsiriaks posted this 23 May 2020

Do you have academic (paid) license ? Or you are using Student (free) version ?


chebusann posted this 24 May 2020

i am using student free version

tsiriaks posted this 28 May 2020

ok, so you should download and install the "Ansys Student" package from here