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Windows 7: Program File X86

25 Oct 2010   #1
snicholls01

64 bit operating system,Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Program File X86

I have uninstalled a program (via control panel etc). And when I check within the ProgramFiles folder it is no longer there. How ever when I look in the Program File X86 folder the program is still there.
I thought I must have made a mistake so went back to Control panel / Program files, but the program is no longer on the list.

How do I uninstall this program if not on the Program File list? Do I simply delete the folder?

FYI the program is "Polar" a fitness software program, unrelated to operating system etc.

Thanks


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25 Oct 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

program files (x86) is just the folder where 32 bit programs get installed. 64 bit programs get installed into program files on a 64 windows 7 install. So it would just seem the uninstaller was lazy and left files behind.
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25 Oct 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pusspa View Post
program files (x86) is just the folder where 32 bit programs get installed. 64 bit programs get installed into program files on a 64 windows 7 install. So it would just seem the uninstaller was lazy and left files behind.
Correct

To the OP, you can safely remove the folder as Windows would have taken care of the rest.


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25 Oct 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Also look in ProgramData folder for leftovers. Also check AppData folder for each user. Look around in each sub-folder.

Jim
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26 Oct 2010   #5
parkchu

Microsofts Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

hai guys,i'm also have kind a problem when uninstall a program or games using add/remove programs in windows.So,there is any kind of software which is able to delete these leftovers folder or junk registry?
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26 Oct 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

You could try Revo Uninstaller, it has some excellent removal tools
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