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01-Oct-2006, 01:00 PM #1
install log missing
Hi,

I tried to remove programs from the control panel and it said that the "installation log file cannot be found".

So, a lot of space is being taken up because I can't seem to figure this out.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank-you.

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01-Oct-2006, 01:01 PM #2
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01-Oct-2006, 08:29 PM #3
hi,
I am not too computer literate. I can tell you I have an emachines computer with Windows xp and that is about it.

Thanks anyway.
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01-Oct-2006, 08:51 PM #4
Sometimes the best method for these sort off problem is to reinstall the program that you want to uninstall then reboot and try uninstall again
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02-Oct-2006, 12:15 AM #5
thanks both of you. To the first reply, I will look up all that info and post back. The second reply - I'm not wanting a lot of these programs on here at all. This was a family computer and there are a lot of games on here from my little cousin etc. that are taking up too much space. When I go to remove them the error message comes up. Thanks anyway. I'll get those specs a.s.a.p : )
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02-Oct-2006, 03:25 PM #6
This will occur if you have run a "cleaning" program that deletes LOG files.

In this case, the only way to get rid of them is to find the folder they are installed in, and delete the entire folder.
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12-Oct-2006, 11:22 PM #7
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This will occur if you have run a "cleaning" program that deletes LOG files.

In this case, the only way to get rid of them is to find the folder they are installed in, and delete the entire folder.
I am not sure how the installtation log file got deleted. My brother is an advanced user and since the computer has been running "OK" he is going to do a system restore (something like that) since I can't get all the information on the computer. I really need to change my knowledge status to beginner. Thanks though. Much appreciated.
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13-Oct-2006, 09:57 PM #8
If there aren't too many of these that you wish to UNinstall, re-install them first (which will recreate the LOG file) and then UNinstall them.

Most "cleaning" programs, such as CCleaner, have options to delete LOG files, with the assumption that the contained info is not useful. In the case of an install LOG file, it is obviously useful.
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