Uninstalling FlexRAID from your PC

It is mandatory to uninstall a previous verision of FlexRAID prior to installing a new one.


To uninistall FlexRAID, you will need to:
– If Storage Pool is running: close all applications that could access it, and stop it
– Stop the FlexRAID service
– Uninstall the program


Stop the pool & uninstall the driver
Open your Pool’s configuration window , and go to the Storage Pool Merge Configuration
Go to the bottom of the window, and hit the “Stop” button

After a processing window, it will tell you that the storage pool stopped.


Stop the FlexRAID service

On Windows: Right-click on (Start menu -> OpenEgg.org -> FlexRAID 2.0 -> Stop Service), and choose to run it as administrator

It will open a DOS Window that will stop the FlexRAID Service. After it runs, please wait 31 seconds or more for all open handles to be released.


Uninstall the program

On Windows: Click on Start menu -> OpenEgg.org -> FlexRAID 2.0 -> Uninstall.
Click Yes on the open window


Let the process go through.


In some cases, the uninstaller can leave the FlexRAID folder in your Program Files folder, it’s better to delete it completely. By default it’s under \OpenEgg.org\FlexRAID 2.0.


You’re done – the uninstallation is complete, FlexRAID was removed from your computer.
You can now go and install the new version, see here!

If for whatever reason this does not work, try the following:
1. Start -> Run -> cmd
2. net stop “FlexRAID”
3. sc delete “FlexRAID”


[To be done: on Linux]
Pending more detailed steps:

  1. Ensure that FlexRAID is not running (stop the Storage Pool and FlexRAID service)
  2. Open a shell prompt to the root installation directory
  3. Execute: ./Uninstall



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3 Responses to “Uninstalling FlexRAID from your PC”

  1. Emrik April 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM #

    Hi, I’ve read that the files are left intact after uninstallation.

    However, would one access the disks after uninstallation? They are there in disk manager, but not assigned any logical drives, is it as easy as assigning drive letters to them?

    Would be nice to update the article to add the other steps to get a user’s setup to how it WAS prior to installing Flexraid.

  2. xliv April 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM #

    If you want to uninstall Flex RAID for good, first you should delete your Cruise Control config – this will restore your disk configuration as it was before installing FlexRAID: if they were assigned to letters, and FlexRAID (in cruise control mode) removed the letters to mount them as folders, they should be restored as letters when deleting the config.

    Note that asking question would be better through the forum – you’ll get faster answers!

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