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Repair Solidworks

Tips and Tricks Bianca 15 September 2022

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Repair Solidworks

If you suspect there are problems with your Solidworks installation you can perform a repair.

Before performing the repair it is a good idea to log on with the admin account or at least an account with full administrative permissions.  You should also disable antivirus and malware/spyware, and set UAC (Windows User Account Control) never to notify.

To start the repair, use the Windows search and type in “Add or remove programs”

Apps and features then list the programs installed on your machine.  Type Solidworks in the search bar, click on the version required, and select “Modify”.

If you don’t see any option to modify then Solidworks was installed via an admin image which can not be repaired through this interface.  You can uninstall and reinstall or contact technical support for an alternative method.

If you get the following message click “Ok”

Select “Repair your installation”

Tick the programs to repair and click “Repair”

Note: The Solidworks repair program will need to access the original installation files.  During the repair, if the files can not be located the installation manager will give you the option to browse to the required files.  If they have been deleted you will need to download the files.

The repair will verify all the files required by the program are present, fix any problems that may be found, and register all the files needed.

After the repair is complete reboot if prompted

Now you can check if your Solidworks problem is fixed.  If not contact Solidworks technical support for further assistance.


Bianca Roberts
Applications Engineer
Central Innovation, Melbourne

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