Repairing a SOLIDWORKS Installation

Article by Moe Younis, last updated on October 3, 2017

When Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation it is best to go through the Windows Control Panel > Programs and features > Uninstall a program.

What you will do next is right-click on SOLIDWORKS 20XX and select Change NOT Uninstall.

Programs and Features

Programs and Features

Once this is done you will select OK:

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

SOLIDWORKS Installation Manager

Then select Repair the individual installation (on this computer) and pick Next

Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation

Repair the individual installation

This will then bring up a window to select the SOLIDWORKS programs you would like to repair, make your selections then hit Repair.

Products to Repair

Products to Repair

It will take some time to go through the process of repairing the SOLIDWORKS installation[s]. If you would like to know what is happening in the background this blog post explains what the Repair SOLIDWORKS Command is doing.

Repair Process is complete

Repair Process is complete

That’s it!! The Repairing SOLIDWORKS Installation process has been completed.

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