Uninstalling Midi Quest
The following instructions are provided for removing Midi Quest from your hard drive for any reason including upgrading to a new or different version of Midi Quest. In the instructions below there will be references to "Midi Quest" folders. On your hard drive, the name will vary based on the version of Midi Quest that is installed: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Pro, or Midi Quest Essentials.
Midi Quest can be uninstalled using two methods.
Click the Start button
Click the Start button
Both methods above do not remove SysEx files or instrument files. SysEx files can be found in your user documents folder under Sound Quest and Midi Quest. If you choose to delete instrument files (detailed below) then any file with an .SQ9 or .SQW extension in the Midi Quest folder should also be deleted.
Instrument modules and a number of other program related files are stored in the user area. (Note: the instructions below are for Windows 7, 8 & 10. The location for Windows XP and Vista will be different)
Open File Explorer and select the C: drive
Midi Quest makes one set of entries in the Windows registry if you wish to delete them. Open the registry with RegEdit.exe and go to
in the registry. Select either "Sound Quest" or "Sound Quest/Midi Quest" in the left column and press the delete key on the computer keyboard. Confirm deletion of the entries to delete them.
Midi Quest data files are stored in "<Documents>\Sound Quest\MidiQuest" if you wish to delete them as well. If the instrument modules have been deleted then, at minimum, any file ending in .SQ9 should also be deleted.
Macintosh does not have a standardized application removal system so the following actions must be taken.
(Note: depending on your version of OSX, Apple may have chosen to hide the Library folders. Instructions for displaying the Library folder appropriate to your OS version can be found on the internet.)
Put the Midi Quest application in the Trash (Midi Quest is found in the applications folder)
Go to root of your main hard drive (usually called Macintosh HD)
Go to your user folder
Return to your user folder
Finally, empty the Trash to delete all of the files.
Congratulations, you have now removed Midi Quest from your hard drive