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How to delete unwanted folders

Last response: in Windows 7
June 30, 2012 6:53:06 PM

Hello, i just wonder, after you install a program and you don't like it and you uninstall it there will be always a folder left, maybe some entries in the registry.
What is the best way to get rid off these unwanted things? Is the manual deletion the only option?

June 30, 2012 7:01:51 PM

There are programs out their that do it for you, but i personally dont use them.

For example you can try this one, it does have good reviews in general but im sorry i can not vouch for it personally as i have not tried the program myself.
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June 30, 2012 9:06:32 PM

yes revo uninstaller is a very good program

have only used the pro version so not sure how good the free version is
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July 1, 2012 4:56:13 PM

i tried the software. Seems to be interesting but it did not do what i want it to do. It may work if you uninstall a program, but once its already gone and left some empty folders it doesn't count them.
July 1, 2012 8:06:25 PM

i think it should but that might be the pro version which you have to pay some $$ to use.
July 1, 2012 9:12:41 PM

Well, could be. Would be nice to know if it does it. Software gets so complicated that it is not easy to spot whats not used anymore.
July 1, 2012 9:20:17 PM

According to :

"Revo Uninstaller Pro scans for leftovers with even more advanced algorithms that are so precise, fast and very effective in search for leftovers of Windows Services, Drivers, File associations, Shell Extensions, COM components, Windows Installer components, program settings and more!"

So their uninstaller should uninstall things completely.

So after installing this you should be able to uninstall programs completely with it, but if you meant left overs of older uninstalled programs i think "what's in the past is past" it cant probably clean up after a previous uninstall if that is what you mean :-)

Hope this helps :) 
July 1, 2012 9:50:34 PM

Actually thats what i meant. Kind of what i thought. I'll guess in order to remove something, there needs to be some kind of record.
So in the end, you do end up with some unused folders if not uninstalled correctly. But most programs leave folders and just delete the content of it. :( 
July 2, 2012 9:03:40 AM

They do tend to leave a file and 1 document, + some registry. But from what i understand if you would use their software it searches for everything related to the program you want to uninstall to completely wipe it clean and its traces.