How do I reinstall SiteBuilder to my computer?

In order to reinstall SiteBuilder to your computer you will need to completely delete the previous installation and install a fresh copy of SiteBuilder. This is also called a clean install. There are a lot of steps involved, particularly if you want to back up your data files, so you will need to follow every step.

Getting started

Section A: Back up your SiteBuilder data files

If you are using:

You will see one or more folders named "XXXXXXXXXX", but with a number sequence instead of the letter "X". Copy the folders to a "backup" location on your computer hard drive, like C:\sitebackup.

Section B: Perform the clean installation of SiteBuilder

Uninstall SiteBuilder 

  1. Close all of your Web browser sessions. 
  2. Go to the Control Panel. (Click Start in the lower left corner of your computer desktop. Then click Control Panel.)
  3. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add or Remove Programs
  4. When the Add or Remove Programs window appears, select Homestead SiteBuilder, and click Change/Remove. Then click Next.
  5. When the Add or Remove Programs window appears, select Intuit SiteBuilder, and click Change/Remove. Then click Next.
  6. To confirm the deletion click OK
  7. When the deletion is complete, go to your SiteBuilder directory and delete it.
  1. Remove all SiteBuilder Shortcuts:
  1. Restart your computer. This will safely remove SiteBuilder from your computer.

Note: In Windows Vista and Windows 7, Program Data is a hidden folder. For more information, go to Show Hidden Folders .

Reinstall SiteBuilder 

  1. Go online and open a Web browser (make sure you have disabled any firewall programs like ZoneAlarm or Norton Internet Security). 
  2. Go to:
  1. Go to:
  1. Click Download.
  2. If you are using: 
  1. The SiteBuilder Install Wizard will launch. Click Next to Download and Install SiteBuilder.
  2. You will need to choose an install location for SiteBuilder. Click Next to begin install to the default location. Approximately 8 MBs of files will download to your computer during installation, so it may take several minutes on a dial-up connection. After the installation is completed, the following message appears: Click Finish to launch SiteBuilder.
  3. Click Finish and SiteBuilder will start. 
  4. After SiteBuilder has started, enter your Login Name and Password, and click OK
  5. Under Open Site, select a site from the dropdown menu, and click OK
  6. Close SiteBuilder. 

Note: Make sure you are connected to the Internet throughout this process. During installation SiteBuilder files will need to be downloaded and unpacked to your computer, so it may take several minutes to complete the process. If you are installing the .NET version of SiteBuilder, you'll need to have .NET 2.0 installed. Use the following links according to your system requirements:

32 Bit Systems
64 Bit Systems:

Section C: Restore your SiteBuilder Data files

  1. Go to the location where you backed up your site folders in Section A. 
  2. Select the folders and copy them (CTRL+C). 
  3. Navigate into the SiteBuilder folder on your hard drive.
  1. Paste the backup site folders into that location (CTRL+V).
  2. Now that your clean installation is complete, try starting SiteBuilder again.