# Nuance Dragon Error 166 : If you’re stuck with the Nuance Dragon Error 166 and can’t proceed ahead, you are at the right place.
As everyone must know that the process of installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking Software starts with the creation of a user profile. The software guidelines derive that each Dragon should have unique profiles.
Well, the Dragon Error 166 occurs when this unique user profile gets corrupted. Many people don’t understand what to do when this error occurs.
To reduce their anxiety, we have here provided the quick methods to fix this Nuance Dragon Error 166.
Things to Do While You Encounter Nuance Dragon Error 166
You’ll need to switch to Backup User Profile every time when you face this error.
Here’s how to switch to Backup User Profile.
Step 1 – Stop Dragon from Running
Before you start the switching process, please make sure that the Dragon isn’t running. If it is running, simply Launch Activity Monitor, scroll through the list, find Dragon, select i & click Quit icon at top left.
Step 2 – Rename Current Folder
Now you’ll have to rename your current folder, which is located at –
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking1x\Users\(Your User Name)\current to “old” in Windows XP.
- For Windows Vista or Windows 7/10, the location address is C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\Users\(your username)\current
Step 3 – Launch Dragon
Last but not least! When you’re done with renaming the folder, you must launch the Dragon NaturallySpeaking once again.
Note: You will not be able to locate the Application Data folder if your computer is set to the default manufacturer settings which are to hide hidden files and folders.
To view the hidden files in Windows Vista/7, you’d now have to open any folder or Windows Explorer and then select Folder Options from the Tools menu.
As you find it, click the View tab and then click on “Show hidden files and folders” and press the OK button.
If you’re using Windows 8, then you can open any File Explorer folder, click the View menu, click Options, click the View, check “Show hidden files and folders” and press the OK button.
So, this is how you can get rid of the Dragon Error 166. Hope this method would help you to relaunch your dragon and keep your profile reactivated.
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