Dvd fab won't work

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Dvd fab won't work
Back up your DVDs with DVDFab. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

DVDFab is a DVD backup utility program. Users install it on their system, then insert a DVD and copy the files to their computer. Many of the features of DVDFab are free, but some elements of the program are free for 30 days and then require a paid license. If certain elements of the program are no longer functioning, it is possible that your trial license has expired. If the program has stopped working entirely, some of the installation files may have become corrupt.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the screen, then select "All Programs."

  2. 2

    Scroll to the DVDFab folder and select it, then click on "DVDFab" to launch the program. If the program launches, check under the "Update Expire Time" column on the right side of the window. If the word "Expired" is listed next to the feature that you want to use, you will need to purchase a license to continue using the software. Navigate to the DVDFab "Buy Now" page and follow the instructions (see Resources). If the program doesn't launch at all, proceed to the next step.

  3. 3

    Click the "Start" button and click "Control Panel."

  4. 4

    Click "Programs" and then "Programs and Features."

  5. 5

    Scroll to the DVDFab listing, then click it once to select it.

  6. 6

    Click the "Uninstall" or "Remove" button, then confirm that you wish to uninstall the program. Follow the prompts from the wizard until the program has been removed. Restart your computer if prompted.

  7. 7

    Navigate to the DVDFab download site (see Resources).

  8. 8

    Click the blue "DVDFab" link in the centre of the screen, then select the "Save" option to save the file to your computer.

  9. 9

    Double-click the downloaded file, then follow the prompts from the wizard until the installation has completed. Restart your computer when prompted.

Tips and warnings

  • The free elements of DVDFab will remain free for as long as the software is installed on your system. If DVDFab is launching and working properly, verify that you have a DVD drive on your computer. A CD drive will be unable to read a DVD, so DVDFab will not recognise that a disc has been inserted.

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