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Windows 7: Relocated a Program Folder (Notepad ++) icon is now Generic

05 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 pro
Relocated a Program Folder (Notepad ++) icon is now Generic

Hey I installed Notepad++ to E:\ then I relocated it to a subfolder on that partition.

When I went to "uninstall" hoping it would give option to "fix" it didn't recognize the program.

Basically I relocated the application folder from its orig install location, now the application icon is generic.

Anyway to solve that (like updating registry or something) without reinstalling? Not that big of deal to reinstall but I would like to learn about updating system if I relocate app folder and whatnot.

Kind of noob question, but thanks!

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06 Dec 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello John,

You'll need to relocate it back to it's original location, or reinstall Notepad++. You cannot simply just move the installation folder and still have the program work. There are just to many unknown registry locations that are added during the program's installation that only reference the original location.
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06 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Exactly...just move the folder back, then proceed with the uninstall - then you can reinstall it to a new location as desired.
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