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uninstalling Abe's Oddessey


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#1 anel

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:27 PM

My daughter downloaded a game called Abe's Oddessey and now I am unable to uninstall it. It does not come up on the currently installed programs list. I have tried to directly delete the folder but I get a message - Cannot delete Abe's Oddessey. It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.

I am stuck and would be glad of any suggestions.

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#2 petewills

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:06 PM

Three suggestions:

1. Boot up in safe mode and see if you can delete the folder or files individually;

2. Download the free Unlocker program, which generally gets rid of
stubborn files;

http://www.scanwith.com/download/Unlocker.htm

Also look in Documents and Settings\YourName\Application data -
there may be other remnants there.

3. Use system restore, if you have restore points;

Then scan your computer with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware,
for good measure.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:37 PM

if you press 'ctrl' and 'alt' and 'del' at the same time task manager will open - go into processes and close anything that might be related to abes oddesey - but NOTHING with the term windows or microsoft in it.
then go into the control panel and then add or remove programs. then simply select abes oddesey and uninstall it.

Joe.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

http://www.revouninstaller.com/

How To Use Revo Uninstaller:
  • Please download Revo Uninstaller.
  • Extract the ZIP file to a folder and run revouninstaller.exe from there! (You can copy that folder to an USB Mass storage drive and use it without any installation required!)
  • There are two ways to uninstall programs with Revo Uninstaller:
    Important: Please, try to close the application you want to uninstall first!
  • Select the application in the list of installed applications and press the Uninstall button in the toolbar.
  • Right-click the application and click the Uninstall command in the displayed menu. Follow the instructions.
http://blogs.howtogeek.com/mysticgeek/2008...vo-uninstaller/
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

Member responded privately, saying Unlocker worked
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