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    Old Programs and Stuff That Can't Be Un-Installed

    When I transferred everything over from Windows XP to Windows 7 there was a lot of old programs etc. that I don't need anymore or can't use.

    In the attached screen shot this particular program which I haven't used in years and had probably UN-installed in XP is now residing on Windows 7..

    I have Revo Pro but can't do a force UN-install because the program executable is long gone...Probably when I UN-installed it on XP...

    Anyway, to make this simple...

    Can I just delete all those folders using Windows Explorer...Some have data in them and others are empty...????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    I have Revo Pro but can't do a force UN-install because the program executable is long gone...Probably when I UN-installed it on XP...
    "Bany",
    Hello..This may not be what you want to hear, but I'll pass this along just in-case...

    1.There is a "Great Free" program Ultrafilesearch This has all sorts of tools to find the "Bit's and piece's" of any previously deleted programs... It doesn't build a "index file", but can be set to look into the folders on any or all drives that you want ....Once found you can delete any found "leftovers" from within the program.

    2. Then.... i "Launch" the registry editor and select "File" and then "Find" ....input the name of the program ...Then delete or export it. To find the next one (entry) hit "F3" and continue the process until finished. Regards Fred
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    Well Fred, I'll check out the program you recommend.

    Maybe it will make things simpler....

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    Banyarola,

    If you transfered the files and didn't install them there should be no problem with deleting the folders involved.
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    That's what I thought RG.

    I just tried the program Fred recommended and that may be quicker to use because it finds everything..

    I want to learn a little more about it before I actually delete anything with it.
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    Fred, Ultra file search is good but I can do the same thing with Windows Explorer..

    Thanks for information..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    Fred, Ultra file search is good but I can do the same thing with Windows Explorer..

    Thanks for information..
    "Bany"

    Hello... You are correct... but as i stated you can configure it to search how and where you want, and it doesn't (require you) to "Build an Index" and in my (don't get me started) "hate most things Microsoft paradigm" it's much more user friendly. Regards Fred
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    Why not back the folders up on (say) a CD and zap 'em, and see if anything complains?

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    I thought of that Tony..
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