1.    17 Nov 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    app installation problem - directory not empty


    Trying to install Miktex after uninstalling it in Win 10. Have read other apps fail to reinstall with same error message: The specified installation directory is not empty. Have run installation as admin.
    Can install in different directory, but other apps that interface with this app fail.
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  2.    17 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, not an unusual situation. Depends if the uninstaller deliberately leaves configuration data behind (sometimes that's an option on uninstalling) or maybe the uninstaller has been poorly configured.

    If you prefer you could manually delete the folder before installing.
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  3.    17 Nov 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, not an unusual situation. Depends if the uninstaller deliberately leaves configuration data behind (sometimes that's an option on uninstalling) or maybe the uninstaller has been poorly configured.

    If you prefer you could manually delete the folder before installing.
    Thank you; removing the folder is the key. Initially, after the uninstall the folder disappeared. When the Recycle bin was emptied. Then, after deleting it, the install completed.
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