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Rhino 5 Validation Fails - Even After Reset

If validation fails with message about invalid email, please call McNeel Sales in your region. (US 206-545-7000).

If validation fails even after Sales has reset your license, or you are prompted to enter an upgrade key and you do not have an upgrade, it is possible that you accidentally typed in your Rhino 5 License Key incorrectly. You can fix this, but you will need to delete the LIC file.

You can delete your LIC file, with Method 1 or Method 2.

Method 1

  1. Close Rhino
  2. Delete the LIC file in the C:\ProgramData\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\License Manager\Licenses\ folder. This file will be similar to 12456787-8f7f-41da-801d-1c87e32f88f5.lic
  3. Start Rhino 5.
  4. Enter your license key again.

Method 2

  1. Download DeleteRhinoLicense.exe on to your Deskop.
  2. Run DeleteRhinoLicense on your computer.
  3. Reopen Rhino 5.
  4. Enter your Rhino 5 key.
  5. Open Rhino 5.
  6. Validate.

If you still have problems, please email

rhino/deletelic.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/14 (external edit)