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Old Uninstalled Programs Still In Program File


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#1 DazzaH2

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:51 PM

i was checking a program when i noticed old programs i'd uninstalled still there.will it be ok to manually delete them?
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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:15 PM

Hello,

This is a common problem in windows. When a program is removed, the instal directory remains, mainly due to a untidy uninstaller.
In most cases it is safe to remove the folders of programs you have installed. Make sure not to delete any folders where the program it belongs to still exists, this will result in a ruined program.
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Alan.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:28 PM

thanks mate :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:14 AM

If you're not 100% sure about something, the deleted file can be stored in the recycle bin and restored, if necessary. Also you can move them into a folder to keep for awhile until you are sure your system is running okay; then permanently delete them. If you store them in a folder, make sure you know the exact path to put them back to, if that becomes necessary.




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