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    Leftover files after uninstall of Safari

    Hi Loungers,

    I uninstalled Safari via Control Panel/Programs and Features on my PC (Windows 7 SP1), but found 60 Safari "things" when I searched "Safari" with Ultra File Search. Yikes!

    Can I delete all of them?

    Thanks for your help,

    Linda

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    Usually Yes. Once a program is uninstalled Windows doesn't know about it and any leftover files can be removed. If some part of the program is still resident in memory Windows will complain, might have to open Task Manager and use End Process on any Safari entry you can recognize.

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    Thanks for your helpful - and quick - reply to my question!!

    Think I've got it, but just to confirm...I delete all entries in Ultra File Search; then, if any further items remain, use End Process to remove them (once I am sure it is a Safari-related process!).

    Have I got that right?

    Also, is it usual for so many 'bits' to be left behind?

    Linda

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    That's what I do.

    Also, is it usual for so many 'bits' to be left behind?
    I don't know about 'usual' but it is not uncommon. Most times the files don't cause a problem but do take up a bit of space on the HDD.

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    Great. Thanks, Berton. Appreciate your input.

    Linda

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    You're welcome.

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    Hey Berton, wanna hear of some real fun? Using a registry editor to get rid of traces of X-program! Naw, I don't recommend registry editing unless one has a great backup and restore process! I have gotten rid of some "clingy" stuff that way.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    Yeah, I like one for the cleaning but one misstep in it and Windows will be on hiatus. I wasn't getting a feeling that the poster was a bit more advanced than most and am hesitant in making a recommendation.

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    Berton, registry cleaning/editing can end up approaching Babylon 5's Earth President's "scorched earth idea" in which the entire Atlantic seaboard was heading for a series of big booms.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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