How do I uninstall and reinstall SQL Search 3 when it's not in my programs?

hrobertshroberts Posts: 5 New member
I had SQL Search 3 installed for SSMS 17.9 and wanted to also have it available in 18.0. I thought I'd have to uninstall and then reinstall to get this to work since that is what I had to do with SQL Prompt 9. SQL Search 3 is now gone from my programs as well as SSMS Integration Pack 1. When I try to reinstall it says that 3.2 is already installed.


  • RobynRobyn Posts: 170 Silver 5

    Hi Hanna, 

    This is usually due to leftover registry keys in the machine's Registry!

    There was a known issue with our uninstaller where uninstalling would leave some keys - for SQL Search, it is likely this one:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SQL Search 3  

    Delete this registry key and the installer should stop thinking that SQL Search is still installed.

    Let us know if that then allow you to reinstall!

    Kind regards

    Robyn Edwards | Redgate Software
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