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How can I get rid of every last trace?


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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:00 AM

Hi, I botched the installation of the Iron Front wargame, so uninstalled it to try again, but I think I botched the un-install too, possibly by dragging the whole prog into the Recycle bin by accident instead of going through the proper uninstall procedure.

So now after installing it again, it won't run, it keeps locking up every few seconds. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling several more times but still no joy.

A clue is that when I re-install, a message comes up "Game already installed", even though I uninstalled it.

So it seems there are some traces of the game still lurking on my system which are messing things up.

How can I find and delete those traces? I've run system seaches under 'Iron Front' but they've come up blank, so I presume the traces are deeply rooted and invisible? 



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:18 AM

Have you tried THIS  ?

 

OR

 

Uninstall with REVO

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Edited by Condobloke, 16 May 2014 - 04:22 AM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 05:44 AM

You have orphaned Registry entries that are causing the "program already installed" alert. Follow Condobloke's advice and uninstall the game properly... then it should let you re-install it. 



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:34 AM

Hello! I use Revo also. I go a bit further and use a program called Search Everything. Revo is good, but it leaves a few things behind.

Search Everything will find the left overs. It is very easy to use.

http://www.voidtools.com/

http://www.voidtools.com/faq.htm



#5 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:27 AM

Thanks guys, Revo got rid of a dozen bits of invisible junk, but although the game now plays much better, it's still seriousl jerky.

So I'd like to hit it with Search Everything from-

 

http://www.voidtools.com/download.htm

 
But am not sure which one to select, is it the top one in this list? (I'm Win7)-
 
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Also shall I leave the default boxes like this below?
(I'm not sure i want it to run at startup, and what's that about Shell context?)-
 
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Edited by MickinPlymouthUK, 19 May 2014 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:27 AM

Hello ! Yes the top one is the one you want. I don't you want it to run on start up, Not sure what Shell context is. If you don't have the run on start up checked, it will just take longer to load, but not that big of a deal. It's a great program. Let me know what you think of it.

http://www.voidtools.com/faq.htm


Edited by donetao, 19 May 2014 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

OR you could download it from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/search/?keyword=everything

It's listed twice. Pick one. They are both the same.

I've used Everything for years. Like Donetao, after uninstalling a program with Revo I use Everything to find any leftovers so I can delete them.

For deletion, you can either right click the entry and click Delete OR highlight the entry, right click and choose Open Path. This will open the location of the folder, for example Programs. You can delete the folder from that location.

DONETAO, if you are inclined to do this click the DOWNLOADS tab on a forum page. Look through the downloads and see what can downloaded from BC. You can then link to the BC download for a program if we have it.

There is also a search box if you know there is a download for a program but don't want to go through the pages looking for it.

In addition, there are category listings. If you want to see if a particular security program is available here, click Security. You can then refine it by sub-category.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

Hello my bad, I never thought about checking BC for Search Everything. That's the place to down load it.

Thanks Queen-Evie. Also good information. It's a great program to have.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:45 AM

You are so welcome Donetao.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:08 PM

Mick....the "Shell Context" simply puts the ability to access 'everything' into the right click menu....Right click on the recycle bin icon on your desktop and you will see "Search Everything"...click on it and you have a means of searching the entire drive quickly and accurately.

 

Nifty little program....unobtrusive.....yes, leave the default boxes as they are.

 

 

 


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


#11 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Thanks guys, we seem to have cracked it touch wood, I hit it with the double whammy of Revo and Search Everything, and also fiddled with compatibility settings for good measure and it ran up the white flag..:) 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:07 PM

Always a pleasure, Mick

 

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Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 





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