>program writes to %appdata% or %localappdata%. >uninstall program and it leaves files behind

>program writes to %appdata% or %localappdata%
>uninstall program and it leaves files behind

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, how do you solve this?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could make a .bat file that overrides those paths to the current dir and then executes the file

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      revo uninstaller

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is so you can still have your settings if you're uninstalling it to reinstall to fix a problem.

      >click
      >shift+del
      Simple as.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >putting a checkbox in the uninstaller to ask the user if she wants to delete the appdata folder
        >knowing full well that they use that folder and created it
        woah

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's specifically messy to leave traces

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Truly the thing I hate the most about Windows, that and regedit.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wait til you see the mess that Linux makes

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >app installs executable to /usr/bin
      >installs extra files to /usr/local or /usr/share depending on if it's single- or multi-user
      >keeps it's configs in ~/config
      >asks if you want to remove both app files and configs when uninstalling
      what mess ???

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        enable showing dotfiles in your file manager and youll see

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the same at worst

      linux is worse. it will leave all it's depencies behind.

      >what is autoremove

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wait til you see the mess that Linux makes
      None?

      linux is worse. it will leave all it's depencies behind.

      >linux is worse. it will leave all it's depencies behind.
      Autoremove?

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    linux is worse. it will leave all it's depencies behind.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just autoremove.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nothing wrong with dependencies unless you have a tiny hard drive

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The joke is that Windows is like this, not Linux. All Linux package managers have an autoremove feature, but there's no way in Windows to automatically remove unused C++ runtimes, .NET runtimes, certain global libraries/COM components, etc. Windows can't keep track of how many programs on your system actually need them, so best practice when writing Windows installers is to mark them all as "permanent."

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >program writes to C:Program Files[appname] and frick you and frick Bill Gates if he doesn't like it

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >relatives coming over to visit
    >delete all history, move all porn folders to flash drive
    >forgot to clear recently watched in VLC

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you let them use your computer?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cool, I don't have to redo my configs the next time I install the app.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It does that on purpose so that normies don't complain that "WINDOWS UNINSTALLED ALL MY GAME SAVE FILES WITHOUT WARNING WHEN I UNINSTALLED THE GAME!"

    What you really need to worry about are the RegEdit changes which start dipping into common resources.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This
      You start to understand Windows and their choices better when you understand it is made to be used by mouth breathers

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sometimes that fact just raises more questions, the registry is a fricking nightmare for normies to deal with and "cleaner" tools often just break shit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is why you have to run process monitor and target the installer before it starts to do anything. Deleting appdata junk sometimes fixes corruption issues if a program immediately gives errors after starting.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >monitors installer
            >installer fires subprocess which does the actual work

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Also the registry. Still a better desktop than Linux, though

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