Windows 10: Uninstall leaving componenets behind
Uninstall leaving componenets behind
I had OS on C:\ and progams on D:\
The D:\ crashed and has had to be replaced.
Even though I have gone to start>settings > apps .... I cannot install the old programs
I tried IObit Uninstaller and it advises programs removed ... but if I go into start/all apps the folders can still be seen.
How can I remove them .... is there a standard location ins C:\ where I can delete any unused programs that are no longer installed.
Also tried Revo uninstaller - same result
There are left over strings in the registry for each. You can manually edit the registry but that's time consuming or, and this is a major debate since time....use Ccleaner and then use it's registry cleaner to remove any left over strings.
Ccleaner can save a lot of time scraping the registry for you
IMO it's a decent program all in all ,never had it cause probs. here . haven't put in this new PC but I might.
IMO Piriform makes plausible and reputable stuff and a potent extra strength one time use last resort malware scrubber you can use with some of the others or not without getting down to Combo fix last resort at which point it's probably time for a low level format,clean install anyway
I had been a regular user of CCleanaer (even before the rename) however had a few issues where it did not detect malware but other progs did .... Superanti-spyware and Malwarebytes
However I will try it again on registry cleaning
Ccleaner isn't a malware/spyware detector or remover.....it's main purpose is a junk file remover and registry cleaner. However, it does have a few other tools that can be useful at times.
well whatever CCleaner is ... it didn't make any difference. Registry tool did remove a list of unused DLLS's, but I still have several 'invalid ' folders showing.
I managed to clear some by reinstalling program and then uninstalling using normal uninstall process .... but not worked for all.
If I give example ... Easus Partition Manager 10.1 shows as an entry in Start > all Apps
It is no longer installed
It does not show in settings / apps & features
It does not show in C:\Program Files nor C:\Program Files (x86)
It does not show when you run IOBit uninstaller or Revo
Same for several other entries
Here's some information for you:
windows - Can I install all my applications on D drive? - Super User
I've never have done this because I just think it's safer to have the OS and programs/apps on the C drive. But, I'll look into this a bit.
The advice I had was to keep one drive for OS only ..
This is to prevent the ever increasing size of the Space.
In my case also means C is an SSD
When larger SSDs come down in price maybe I'll combine prog & OS ... but keep all my data as I do now on separate HDD.
I did at one point follow the advice to have profiles on separate HDD ... all went well until I needed to do repair .... Although Windows supports a moved profike ... Windows repair does not support this.
So got screwed on that bit of advice.
Well.. I don't know how many really do that. I know that all of the PC's I've see don't and I don't know the reason not to. Now the trick is going to be finding someone else here who has encountered the same issue and my bet that's going to be very hard. You may have to reinstall the OS and then all of the software. It might be your best way to go since you have to install all of the software again.
Just my 2c.. good luck
Perhaps someone can tell me what went wrong here.
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