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Cant uninstall program

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by freenew, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. freenew

    freenew Thread Starter

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    Hi, I need some help with a problem I have.
    I downloaded and used a program called Instant Lock used to encrypt files.
    I locked a folder but forgot that I could only use the shareware version for 30 days. So, after this period when I ran the software I was asked to register in order to access my files. Since I did not want to keep the program I tried to uninstall it to regain access to the locked files but that also failed and I was once again prompted to buy the software.
    Does anyone have any idea how to uninstall the software without losing my files?
    Did anyone face the same problem?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Joanyoung

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    Maybe you could try a system restore, to before you downloaded the programe

    joan
     
  3. webintense

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    Maybe you can go into registry and search for the name of the program, and delete the entries. Of course you will want to backup the registry first. Also you may need to do this in safe mode, so it *may* be bypassed from starting when the computer starts. Once you have the registry entries taken care of, try uninstalling the program. Good luck. That does sound like a nasty issue.
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    Buy the software.
     
  5. jmatteis

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    Did anyone ever figure this out? I have had the same problem... however it let me use the uninstall in the folder lock program and my folder is now gone! How do I get my files back?

    Any help please?
     
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