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Windows 7: Deleted file not deleted

26 Aug 2015   #1
olmnmos

Win 7 Home 64
 
 
Deleted file not deleted

I deleted a Windows XP game file using the uninstall function in the control panel. A few days later my grand daughter wanted to play it and when I tried to install it I got a message stating that it was already installed. I did the "search programs and files" and the game does not show up. Is there a better method of deleting a file.
I am running Parallels 8 on my 27" 2011 iMac OS 10.6.8 12GB Ram


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26 Aug 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try scanning files and registry with CCleaner, also check %AppData% and ProgramData, Program Files, My Documents for remaining files.
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26 Aug 2015   #3
olmnmos

Win 7 Home 64
 
 

Many thanks for the rapid reply. I don't know what app data and program data is or how to find them. Did find it in my program files and deleted it but not in my documents. Still will not install so will give ccleaner a try.
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26 Aug 2015   #4
lffoar

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

You can also google and download a little free program called "everything".
Start it and type in the file/game you are looking for, it will show you where the remnants are.
Also you can install "revo uninstaller" for any future deletions, it tends to find lot's of little buggars hiding in corners too.
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26 Aug 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Win+R then:
C:\ProgramData and also %appdata% will open those folders respectively.
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27 Aug 2015   #6
olmnmos

Win 7 Home 64
 
 

Thanks to you both for the suggestions. Have tried all of the suggested things but still get the same results. Guess I will just delete win 7 and start all over.
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27 Aug 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try if you can see traces of it with Revo Uninstaller Free.
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27 Aug 2015   #8
olmnmos

Win 7 Home 64
 
 

Nothing even close shows up
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27 Aug 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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27 Aug 2015   #10
olmnmos

Win 7 Home 64
 
 

Thanks but still nothing
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