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uninstalling Outlook Express COMPLETELY

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Davey Croquet, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. Davey Croquet

    Davey Croquet Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    Ok so here is my problem.
    After uninstalling OE i still have a folder in my program files. i have tried using unlocker software which works until i reboot and then the folder magically reappears, but empty!
    i followed some very long winded and complicated instructions i found on the microsoft site and a few other sites like pcstats - going through the registry and renaming all the .dll files, but this also hasn't worked.
    im guessing there is a hidden program somewhere that recreates this folder everytime i reboot my system.
    having it there isnt causing me any problems, its just become a challenge to delete as
    im a bit of a noob to tinkering with windows, and am beginning to realise why ppl hate it so much! In principle i really object, this is my computer and i dont want this folder on it so why shouldnt i be able to delete it?
    any comments would be greatly appreciated.
    Davey Croquet
     
  2. RootbeaR

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    After going into add/remove programs, look on the left, there is a button for add/remove windows components. Look in there. If there is outlook express, make sure to uncheck it. Probably have to reboot after doing so.
     
  3. Davey Croquet

    Davey Croquet Thread Starter

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    no i have already done that, thats the thing i have exasperated every possible thing i could do to get rid of this folder and its still keeps reappearing
     
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