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#1 Lakaya

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:09 PM

have an interesting delimma, a few years ago, my computer was shared between my son and two daughters. as each got their own computers, their software was deleted off of mine to recover space after it was transfered to their own computers. my son had a software proggie that went with his camera called kodak easy share, it was properly uninstalled. same with a few other programs. the installation logs however, remain, found it during a directory check. and they are taking quite a bit of memory. I cant go to directory these programs were installed to as they dont exist anymore, so where on my computer are these files located? I have checked system files, i have checked hidden files etc. now granted my computer knowledge is 23 years old but what am i missing. I feel like this is one of those 'duh' moments but its quite perplexing. I looked in the drivers dir and I cant find it. any help would be appreciated. Heres a paste of the dos screen:

11/29/2007 07:47 PM <DIR> Documents and Settings
01/26/2007 06:24 PM <DIR> Drivers
07/20/2007 06:12 AM 182 drwtsn32.log
10/28/2006 12:34 AM 6,252,204 EasyShareInstall.log

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

try using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
find the programs they removed if they show up in
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
highlight the program and remove it

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 05:54 AM

I would suspect that these files are located in the root of your boot drive (usually C:)

But, to be sure, use the XP search funtion to search for all files named "EasyShareInstall.log" (without the quotes) - that'll tell you (in the results) where it's located.
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Posted 05 April 2008 - 12:33 AM

ya i had already tried searching for it by name. but i did find it, i opened a search box and typed in *.log all the while thinking 'duh' and it turned out to be in one of the user logon files that werent being used anymore. so since i am the admin... i just removed the user and all related files. i also deleted unneeded logs and i have 750 mbs more memory. when i asked my son about it, he told me i had given him all that stuff on a flash drive like a year ago so he didnt need it. so it all worked out fine. but seriously i dropped the ball on that one ha ha ha.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

I'm glad that you got it fixed, thanks for letting us know!
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