When I try to activate Final Draft on my Windows computer, I get this: “Activation server failed with the following error message: Error:[0, 0, 0]***Error code was: 0”

Answer

Close Final Draft, if it’s open;

WINDOWS 10 / 8

    1. Go to File Explorer > View menu > check the Hidden Items box;
    2. Go to Local Disk C > Program Data > Flexnet;
    3. Delete all “fnldrft…” files;
    4. Open Final Draft and try activating again.

 

If this doesn’t work:

      1. Click the Start button and type the words “Final Draft” (without quotes);
      2. Right-click that menu item and choose Uninstall;
      3. Complete the removal of Final Draft;
      4. Download the appropriate Final Draft installer from HERE;
      5. Reinstall Final Draft.

WINDOWS 7 / VISTA

      1. Go to File Explorer > Organize > View tab > Show hidden files/folders/drives;
      2. Go to Local Disk C > Program Data > Flexnet;
      3. Delete all “fnldrft…” files;
      4. Open Final Draft and try activating again.

 

If this doesn’t work:

      1. Click the Start button and choose Control Panel;
      2. Choose Programs > Uninstall a Program;
      3. Locate Final Draft from the list of uninstallable programs and double-click it;
      4. Complete the removal of Final Draft;
      5. Download the appropriate Final Draft installer from HERE;
      6. Reinstall Final Draft.

 

If the above steps don’t work, follow the instructions for thoroughly uninstalling and reinstalling Final Draft in one of these articles:

After the program has been reinstalled, open it and try activating again.

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