"Windows cannot find 'PDFCreator.exe'..." after uninstallation on Windows 8


#1

I installed PDFCreator around 10th March 2015 on Windows 8.

A few days back, I uninstalled it using Windows’ Uninstall or change a program. Ever since then, I always get the following message when I start/restart my computer.

"Windows cannot find ‘PDFCreator.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."

I tried installing the latest version of PDFCreator, but the message persisted. Uninstalling this latest version did not help either.

I also noticed that PDFCreator.exe is still listed as one of the Notification Area Icons after I have uninstalled it.

Please help and advise how I can resolve this.

Thank you in advance.


#2

Where can I download earlier version of PDF Creator (available on the website on 10 March 2014 or earlier)?


#3

Hi,


this is strange, PDFCreator usually doesn’t even run on windows startup (unless there are pending print jobs). Please go to your users appdata\local\temp folder and see if there is still a PDFCreator folder and delete it if there is. I answered on your other post where to find the old versions.

best regards, 

#4

Hi. I have exactly the same problem with "onea". I checked already your suggestion about appdata but there is nothing left there. I cant find anything left about pdfcreator but i still have this msg. What else can i do?
Thanx.


#5

Hi,

it sounds like it might have been setup to automatically start with windows, please check the autostart section of your Windows Task Manger. Another possibility might be a third party application on your system requires PDFCreator in order to export PDFs.
I think the previous post isn't corect anymore, even if there are print jobs left in the appdata folder, this won't trigger a PDFCreator start.

Best regards

Robin


#6

thank you for your help.
It was finally third party app. It called "prerunvp" and i found it on startup apps. I searched for this and delete it. That was all, but i searched too many times to solve this problem, before your help, without results.
Thank you again.