Cannot delete an app called DeskNite


  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cannot delete an app called DeskNite


    I made a BIG mistake. I enjoy astronomy apps and I installed one called "DeskNite".
    It wasn't anything I wanted so I tried to delete it.
    And tried.
    And tried.
    And tried.
    I can't find any reference to it by seeking it on the Internet.
    I tried to delete all references to it in the registry but some of them refuse to be deleted. A messsage pops up saying it can't be deleted.
    I am angry, and I want this app off my omputer.
    Before I do a complete reset, I wanted to see if any of you forum folk had any suggestions.

    Thanks for reading.
    Mr. (dumbass) Who
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
    Posts : 13,966
    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1387 (x64) [21H2]
       #2

    MrWho said:
    I made a BIG mistake. I enjoy astronomy apps and I installed one called "DeskNite".
    It wasn't anything I wanted so I tried to delete it.
    And tried.
    And tried.
    And tried.
    I can't find any reference to it by seeking it on the Internet.
    I tried to delete all references to it in the registry but some of them refuse to be deleted. A messsage pops up saying it can't be deleted.
    I am angry, and I want this app off my omputer.
    Before I do a complete reset, I wanted to see if any of you forum folk had any suggestions.

    Thanks for reading.
    Mr. (dumbass) Who



    Just do a System Restore to a time before you installed DeskNite
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  3. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 1,251
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    You haven't told us how/what you "tried, tried, and tried" .....

    "Delete", or uninstall ?

    Tried uninstalling using freeware programs ....
    - Geek Uninstaller
    - RevoUninstaller Pro

    Don't forget to run the extra options (Advanced for Revo) to remove left-over registry and files/folders

    EDIT > Manual attempts to remove from registry unsuccessful because it's probably still running in the background. Need to make sure it's shut down properly.

    Also, if you can find program files/folders, but can't delete, boot from a Linux distro USB (e.g. Mint) and delete using that. Linux distro loads/runs in the device's memory, do not install.
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  4. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I reset the computer and the problem is gone.
    Thank you
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