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Solved: Removing files left behind

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 4dsmom, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. 4dsmom

    4dsmom Thread Starter

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    I uninstalled Open Office.org, and many files are left behind. They end in openoffice.org\user\registry\cache. Are these safe to delete?
    thanks for your help on this.
    dsmom
     
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  3. raybro

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    It likely deleting the items would have no adverse effect, but unless you are very comfortable working in the registry, I suggest the safest method would be to do as daz1 suggested. Reinstall Open Office, download and install Revo Uninstaller, then use Revo to uninstall Open Office. Revo will first run the normal uninstall program built into the application. On some programs, the uninstall will prompt you to restart your computer to complete the uninstall. Do not reboot at this time. When Revo completes its scan click the next button to proceed to step 2.

    To restate his caution about what you delete with Revo, check ONLY the registry entries in Bold type found by the scan after Revo runs the built in uninstall program. Sometimes it will be necessary to expand (+ box) the last line in a found registry key to expose the one in Bold type. I don't know why this happens with Revo, but it does. When finsised, click the Next button.

    In the 3rd step, all found files can be deleted.

    Now reboot your computer.

    Raybro
     
  4. 4dsmom

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    Thanks daz1 and raybro
    I think I will leave well enough alone. I do not ever mess with the registry.
    my motto is "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    Thanks for you help and time.
     
  5. raybro

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    As good a solution as any. The registry entries you refer to are "orphaned" and I can guarantee you have many of those. A few more wont matter.

    Raybro
     
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