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Windows 7: Program folders remain even after an uninstall , any help?

16 Jun 2012   #1
Technetic

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
Program folders remain even after an uninstall , any help?

so i had a couple programs uninstalled from the MS controll panel add/remove

and some of them showed a clean uninstall but i still see them on the list and i also see the folders in the program files .

the folders still contain a bunch of files.

is there a way to officially remove everything ? im not too familier with deleteing


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16 Jun 2012   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You could use - Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems free for a more thorough uninstall but be careful using its aggressive mode as it will check for left over folders and registry files. Never delete anything your unsure about or back up first.

Danny
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16 Jun 2012   #3
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Some programs will not delete their folders if they made some data in the folders or in the AppData folder. The theory being you might want to keep the data if you were to install the app again or upgrade or something. Unless there are some ActiveX DLLs in the folders you can usually just delete the folder if you have an account in Administrator group. If not then start a copy of Explorer by right clicking on it and using Run As Administrator.

Some uninstallers set a key in the registry to delete the old folders on the next boot.
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16 Jun 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Technetic,
Not all programs cleanly uninstall.

RevoUninstaller Pro, with the advanced scan option, does a decent but not perfect job.

Just right-click on the left-over desktop icons and choose delete.
If you find a folder that the program didin't delete, then delete the folder.

As mentioned to you, first reboot, since some uninstallers wait for the next reboot before sweeping out the last of the trash.

If you have trouible deleting, then boot up into safe mode and try to delete from safe mode.

If that doesn't work, the boot from a Win 7 System Repair Disc or from your Win 7 DVD, then go to a command prompt and delete.

If that fails, boot from a PuppyLinux CD and delete the stubborn ones.
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