Quote: Originally Posted by knk17forever
I am wondering why some of my installed programs do not show up in control panel, uninstall programs, am also wondering if there is away to make the list of programs in unistall programs show up in alphabetical order.
Also if I cannot uninstall programs any other way does it create any potential problems if I just delete the folder(s) containing the program?
Some programs are "hidden", but these are not programs you should tamper with.
Some programs are not "installed" as such, they may be on the machine but not in the "installed list", Portable programs which do not require an installation for instance. Not all programs provide sensible uninstallers ( which the system uses to uninstall them).
You should not delete folders if you can avoid it. Deleting folders wont uninstall "installed"software.
To sort the programs in your list, right click on on a program in the list;
You may find this helpful; MyUninstaller: Alternative uninstaller to the standard Windows Add / Remove module
Or, depending on your system ( The freeware only uninstalls 32 BIT programs ); Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems