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How to reset Paint Tool SAI trial

As we all know, Easy Paint Tool SAI is a great software...
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But there's a problem...
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it's trial only :<

Now I'll tell you how to reset the trial *grins*
Note Probably won't work if you already uninstalled it before

1) Open folder option
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2) Uncheck "hide protected operating system"
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3) Go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SYSTEMAX Software Development\SAI and you'll see these
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4) Delete all *.ssd files which means delete everything you see, because that "thumbnail" folder contains *.ssd files

Run your SAI and you'll see...
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Is it a good sign? Of course choose "OK"

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...and don't forget to check "hide protected operating system" back, because you'll see unnecessary files

However, do not open *.SAI file which is older than 30 days. If you already did, you'll have to reset SAI again.



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Nov. 30th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
It doesnt work! D: i dont have a NotremoveMe.ssd folder. Was i suppose to delete that? Cause i dont have it!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Hmm that's weird...

Are you sure you have the "hide protected operating system" option unchecked? Because it won't appear if you have that option checked
also... - (Anonymous) - Dec. 17th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Jan. 31st, 2010 01:40 am (UTC) - Expand
help - (Anonymous) - Apr. 29th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - (Anonymous) - Aug. 29th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 10th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
I did it all step by step and it worked... up until I saved- then it booted back into after trial mode >_> and I couldn't save what I worked for forever on... figures. Wonder if I did something wrong...
Feb. 14th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
YAY it worked~! thanks lots mehn! aww yeah~
Feb. 16th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Feb. 19th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
It worked!^-^ This is great!
Feb. 23rd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
It didn't work at all for me =\

I guess I'll have to wait till I have the money to buy it, I haven't found any program that comes even close to being as awesome as sai is.
Feb. 24th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)

i was helping a friend with this and we were having a HELL OF A TIME finding the .ssd file

fff funny it was just some stupid box that had to be unchecked gurrrhhh
Mar. 20th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
You can also use this batch:


rmdir /S /Q "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SYSTEMAX Software Development"
regedit.exe /s sai-reset-first-run.reg
start sai.exe


save it in your prorgam path, call it "startSai.bat" and make a Link to it on your desktop.

Mar. 22nd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
It isn't working for meeeee
Apr. 2nd, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Nee-sama, it isn't working *cries*
Apr. 2nd, 2009 09:38 am (UTC)
Lho kenapa? Lw install kapan? Coba kasih tau urut2an kejadiannya deh...
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Paintool Sai restart successful! - (Anonymous) - Feb. 13th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC) - Expand
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Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
help be quick!
please how do i get to file options?
May. 1st, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
Can i reset it forever or one once ? Kisses :*
May. 6th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
this is a really stupid question. The second image, where is that? Properties? Or somewhere in the torrent thingy? Or in the program itself. ><;;
Jan. 6th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
;A; sorry for the super late reply. Control panel > folder option
(no subject) - fullmetal_desu - Jan. 6th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 2nd, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Well, I found out that even if in the newer SAI versions where you cannot uncheck the Hid Protected Files option (They either have it protected, or they deleted the tools option) You can open Run, and then put in exactly what you've got listed (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SYSTEMAX Software Development\SAI) To access the folders without problem.
But even after I delete the two .ssd files and the other file in the folder nothing happens.
Is there more that I need to delete, or is it something else?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Aug. 14th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Difficulties...
I think you need to get rid of every file you created and saved in Sai. Move all the picture files (.sai .psd .jpg, etc.) to an external hard drive or usb. Then delete the .ssd files and then open Sai. When you start Sai for the first time after you reset, it scans your computer for old files. But you cannot open those files in Sai again, or it will make your trial timer run out immediately.
Re: Difficulties... - (Anonymous) - Dec. 22nd, 2010 07:23 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 9th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Sorry it didn't work for my either... But, thank you for the very easy to follow instructions! :D
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
heres another way that works
go to start and click on run
type in [regedit]
go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\SYSTEMAX Software Development\Sai]
under you'll see [NotRemoveMe.ssd] which you should delete and get the same result.
have fun drawing guys!
May. 31st, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: heres another way that works
Wow, this worked like a charm for me! My SAI trial just ran out today and I didn't know what I was going to do! xD Thanks!
Re: heres another way that works - fondued_jicama - Jul. 20th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 15th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
be sure to delete all *.sai-files!!
(or save them as *.rar)

I deleted 'NotRemoveMe' two times:
like the tutorial said and in regedit!!
Jul. 21st, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
i don't get it,
where do we see folder option ?
Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
This isn't working no matter how many times I try it! D:
On my SAI, there is no "TOOLS" section/menu.
But I have done the Run > Regedit > delete NotRemoveMe.SSD files, a couple of times...
I have also deleted the folder marked "Thumbnail > Thumbs" and the "SAI" folder various times.
It still pops back up once I restart SAI.
And still nothing.

:/ Is there anything else I can do?
Aug. 10th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Wahh.

Go here!

Working and everything!
Re: Wahh. - (Anonymous) - Dec. 11th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Wahh. - (Anonymous) - Sep. 8th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 12th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
there is no "tools" option on my sai ..
Aug. 26th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
SAi paint tool
I just have one question, does SAI work after the trial version period ended?? Mine says "Your trial version is expired" and I still can use it!! Anything weird about this??
Aug. 27th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Re: SAi paint tool
Yes, it does work after the trial has ended. However, some functions are limited. That is, you cannot save or open any files.
Re: SAi paint tool - (Anonymous) - Sep. 6th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 9th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
where is the folder option, step one? I don't know how to get there...
Sep. 10th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
It worked for me~! <3 <3
A great options to those keygens that could just give you viruses :T
Dec. 4th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Here's step by step. Open up my computer, click tools > Folder options. Go to view and than tick "Show hidden files and folders" AND untick "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)". Apply and Click okay. Go To Local disk > Documents and settings > All users > Application Data > SYSTEMAX Software Development > Sai and than delete everything in the folder. Restore your folder default settings and your good to go.
Nov. 22nd, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I open my computer and dont see "tools" anywhere.
Re: Shoot. - (Anonymous) - Apr. 4th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC) - Expand
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