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AR# 60157

Install - Uninstalling DocNav 2013.4 will also uninstall DocNav 2014.1


When I uninstall DocNav 2013.4 (using the Control Panel), it uninstalls the DocNav 2013.4 installation as well as the DocNav 20.14.1 installation.
The reverse is true as well.

However, the shortcuts on the desktop and registry entries for the version that was not selected to be uninstalled are still available.


This issue is due to the location where Document Navigator (DocNav) is installed.

All versions of Vivado will install DocNav to the same base location.  

Only the latest version of DocNav is intended the be available.

For example, if I Install Vivado 2013.4 to the default directory,
  • Vivado is installed to: C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2013.4
  • DocNav is installed to: C:\Xilinx\DocNav
Then when I install Vivado 2014.1,
  • Vivado is installed to: C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2014.1
  • DocNav is installed to: C:\Xilinx\DocNav  (overwriting the previous DocNav install)
All shortcuts to DocNav lead to the same program folder, even if the version number on the shortcut is different.

When you uninstall DocNav, whichever shortcut you accessed Docnav through will disappear.

Shortcuts with a different version number will be unaffected.

This is because the uninstaller does not search the registry for older entries or for other shortcuts to the removed DocNav.

In this situation, the user should manually delete the shortcuts and register entries in regedit (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xilinx\DocNav).

Alternatively, if a later (Or any) version of Vivado is installed to the same base directory, the existing shortcuts will again be valid.
AR# 60157
Date 04/28/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
  • SoC
  • Artix-7
  • Artix-7Q
  • More
  • Kintex UltraScale
  • Kintex-7
  • Kintex-7Q
  • Virtex UltraScale
  • Virtex-7
  • Virtex-7Q
  • Less
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2014.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.4