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Windows 7: Uninstall and Appdata

17 Nov 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Uninstall and Appdata

Even with using Revo I have seen that the entries under <user>\AppData\Roaming\whatever are not removed.

This is inconvenient, to say the least, when trying to do various schemes of backup and record-data for upgrades/changes/new-PC etc.

Any advice?
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17 Nov 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I guess you are right. I have observed also that Revo does not remove everything. I guess the only option is to do it manually or try another uninstaller - which I have not tried yet.

Best Free Program Uninstaller
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17 Nov 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

Having read the article, it seems that none of the uninstallers look at the AppData entries. Maybe it is too dangerous to do automatic deletions there.
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17 Nov 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Geek Uninstaller

Well I use Geek Uninstaller on my 64bit system from time to time but mostly I rely on CPM to monitor installs and fully remove all files/ folders and registry entries other than shell bags.


Reinstall a problem program that creates the AppData folders that you want to remove then try either of the above to see if the folders are removed.

Geek Uninstaller can be run anytime on demand.

CPM requires installation before installing new software as it can then monitor installs. It's capability is limited when uninstalling software that was installed before CPM was installed.
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17 Nov 2014   #5

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

The reason why it does not delete anything within AppData is because that is user data. Revo does not know whether that information is important or not.
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17 Nov 2014   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

This is a link about AppData and how to remove it.
Metadata Consulting: How to Clear Windows 7 Temporary Files in the Temp Folder

Please read the NOTE and Method One.
Hope this helps a little.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2014   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

@logicearth. Makes sense.

Which means that an app that monitors installs is the best way to go.
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