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How do I uninstall the Wacom drivers completely?

How do I uninstall the Wacom drivers completely?

Postby Wacom1 » Fri 28. Oct 2011, 17:31

It might be needed to uninstall the Wacom drivers completely from the system.
To reach this:
  • Unplug the tablet from the computer.
  • Uninstall the driver
    • Windows: From the "Programs and Features" section of the Control Panel
    • MacOS: with the Bamboo / Wacom Tablet Utility (Applications -> Bamboo / Wacom Tablet)
  • Reboot your system
  • Remove the following files from your system
    • Windows: tablet.dat and pen_tablet.dat from all over the hard disk (search as administrator) and search in SYSTEM32 (and on XP64 in SYSWOW64) for files like wintab*.*
    • MacOS: Search for all files named com.wacom.wacomtablet.prefs for Intuos or Cintiq tablets. For Bamboo tablets look for com.wacom.pentablet.prefs and com.wacom.touch.prefs .
      Remove those files from your system.
      Finding the files can be done by e.g. using the shell:
      Code: Select all
      sudo find / -name "com.wacom.wacomtablet.prefs" -print

Then your tablet driver should be completely removed from the system.
Reboot the computer.
To install the tablet again, plug in the tablet again and install the latest driver for your tablet (from
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