[thelist] Tip: Uninstalling Programs

Frank framar at interlog.com
Sat Sep 21 14:43:01 CDT 2002

<tip type="Un-installing Programs" author="Frank Marion">

Sometimes one wants to un-install a program, which for reason, won't
un-install. Worse yet, when you try to re-install a program, it'll
tell you that it's already installed, even though it promised to
un-install it, but didn't.

Many times, developers use a program called "Install Shield" to
create an installer. It just so happens that this program will
create a folder at

C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information

You'll get a folder full of folders with names such as

If you dig though each, you'll find that each should contain a text
document called Setup.ini and that one of the first lines is

Find the one that matches your app, and pitch the folder. It should
allow InstallShield to complete the installation process.

May this spare you the frustration I've undergone.


Frank Marion
frank at frankmarion.com

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