SDL 2017 do not prompt for Default Languages after uninstalling and reinstalling it


I need to change the default languages. After uninstalling and reinstalling SDL Trados 2017, the software did not prompt for the 5 default languages.

How should I proceed?

My best,


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  • Hi  

    If you feel confident about editing the registry, here are instructions. Follow them precisely as editing the registry is a risky business...

    Editing the registry key to remove 5 languages from Studio Freelance version

    Close all SDL products.

    In your 'Type here to search' window at bottom right of your screen, type 'regedit'.

    Open the Registry Editor.

    Either search manually:

    The actual address is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\LDSRClient5

    Or click on 'Edit > Find' or use Ctrl+F 

    In the box that appears, type 'LDSRClient5' for Studio 2017 (it would be LDSRClient15 for Studio 2019 or 1,2,3or4 for earlier versions) then hit 'Find'

    The search will take a while as the registry is very long and very complex:

    When the registry key appears, right-click on it and select 'rename'. 

    Add 'old' to the end of the LDSRClient5 name.

    Close the registry.

    Open Studio and you should find that it prompts you to add your 5 languages again. Note that you don't need to add more than one variant of any language as all other variants of that language will work once it has been added.

    Only do this if you feel confident enough to change your PC registry. If not, contact installation support here:

    Installation support

    Fill out the form, explain your problem, quote this post, and give them an accurate email address to contact you on and they can access your computer to change that setting for you.

    All the best,