Re: need help uninstalling a program
Since folder and Registry entries don't know or care that each other exist, removing the folders will just clear up space on your system disk and probably remove some shortcuts. If you have any shortcuts remaining on the Windows Desktop or Start menu, they of course will fail when executed, so they, too, should be removed, if for no other reason than to keep you from tripping over them on your way to other things.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
If the removed program had file asociations, they will still be in effect, so if you were to press ENTER (double-click) on one, Windows will attempt to launch the program asociated with that filetype, resulting in the obvious error that the program can't be found any more.
The above tasks are what uninstallers do--clean all this up for you--files, shortcuts (which are also files), Registry entries, the works. The good thing is, because processors and memory are fast and cheap, big fat Registries with lots of things in them that one doesn't need are no real hindrance to system performance. True, they take up space in memory and take longer to load from disk when the system boots, but we're talking about a few kilobytes here and there, and a handful of milliseconds in startup time--totally negligible amounts of time and space in the grand scheem of things. So, while it's mesy to jut delete directories, it'll surely get that program off your computer.
On 7/24/2020 1:02 PM, Troy Burnham wrote: