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Can't remove a program after deleting its files without running uninstaller

Instead of using a built in installer of a program, I went and deleted the program files of that program (used the recycle bin); it was removed from the control panel after I checked to uninstall ...
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Best practice for installing small programs without installers on Windows?

On the Windows platform, most large applications come with their own installer which sets up folders under C:\Program Files, possibly some other places, and perhaps adding some registry keys, etc. ...
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How to determine where programs are currently installed Windows 7

I have a computer running windows 7, with 4 HDDs of various sizes. I've been pursuing a steady upgrade path, where each HDD is large enough to store a previous two. My issue is, I want to know if one ...
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Error removing Microsoft.Net Framework 4

I am having issues removing Microsoft.Net. I recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 and by doing so a few of my files have been changed and/or needed upgrading. I currently have ...
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How to make Windows 7 use a different name for the Program Files folder?

How can I properly rename the Program Files folder in Windows 7? That is, not simply rename the directory and create symlinks, but make Windows itself see the location of installed programs as ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 alternative Programs directory

I have a PC with multiple hard drives. One is for the Windows installation (C:), one which I would like to use to install ALL programs (D:), and the rest for data (E:, F:, G:, ...). I want to move the ...
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Can I install all my applications on D drive?

I want to install my applications not on C but on D drive. Reason - after reinstalling Windows, I don't want to reinstall all the applications again. But, I'm not sure is there any issue about this ...
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Install Windows 8 on SSD and Program & Users on HDD

I have been dealing with a few problems while installing Windows 8 on my computer. On my old configuration, I had Windows 7 installed on my 60 GB SSD, and my programs and user data on my 1TB HDD, ...
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On Windows 7, how to check that applications are in the correct Program Files directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows? In Windows 7, applications should be installed to "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" depending on whether they ...
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Incomplete install location

So, there's a major beef that I have with windows and their stupid updates. I know they're helpful and all, but every time I restart my computer after installing an update there's 5 more waiting.... ...
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Windows 7 installation on SSD - space issue

I have just bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Y580 which has a 32 GB SSD (drive C:) and a 750 GB Hard disk (drive D:). Windows 7 came installed on the SSD (drive C:) of course. I started making ...
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Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?

I know that on a 64-bit version of Windows the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, but why is this even necessary? By ...
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What are the disadvantages of removing the application directories instead of using uninstallers?

Uninstalling a lot of stuff at the same time takes too long. If I just remove the directory, it will probably leave some registry records and what else?
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How do I rename my old Program Files folder?

I installed a new SSD as my boot drive (C:), installed a fresh version of Windows 7 64-bit, and kept my existing SATA drive in the system (D:). I want to keep using my D: drive for file storage (no ...
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is it possible to install matlab on an external hdd and use it with any computer?

I'm looking for a portable solution to using matlab on any computer.I tried to install matlab on the hdd and found that it wouldn't work on other computers. What can I do to make it work? Is it even ...
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Windows 7 programs corruption

Some of the software like iTunes, real player, Google earth is missing from my computer. Desktop short cut remains same, but the actual program files content is either missing or not opening from the ...
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Changing default install path in Windows 7

I'm trying to change the default install path in Windows 7 Pro x64. I'm in the Registry Editor and in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion key. I know I need to change ...
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Why can't I edit a “Program Files” file on Windows 7?

I'm having trouble editing this file on Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\CMake 2.8.7\share\cmake-2.8\Modules\FindJNI.cmake If I edit it in Cygwin (vi) or TextPad, those two programs see the ...
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How to copy all programs from one Windows PC to another?

Short version I have computer A with Windows 7 with all the programs, I need to copy program X, Y and Z (with all the settings) to computer B (with Windows 7 installed). How can I do this? So far, I ...
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Program files issue

I have win7 installed in C: drive. I want to install new programs to D: drive and I just want to change c:\program files folder to d:\program files but when I change it manually during installation it ...
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Problem with running different programs the Start - Run menu

When I try to run Chrome via Start → Run → "chrome", I succeed. However, I fail when I'm trying to run the Beyond Compare program via Start → Run → "bcompare", as I saw the ...
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Why does Chrome install itself under user directory instead of Program files?

On Windows 7 (x64), Chrome is installed in: C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ Is that better that Program Files? Is it a general best practice? I suppose it's good (and ...
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Moving Program Files directories onto different hard drives (Windows 7)

I've recently purchased a new SSD, on which I've installed Windows 7 (64-bit). I have already moved my 'Users' directory off the SSD, and onto a 1 TB HDD (which will be where the majority of my ...
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Transferring an installed program to another PC

I am wanting to transfer a large installed program, 16gb to another PC. The reason I want to do this is because I only have access to a very sporadic and slow internet connection, and it would ...
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Program Files on both SSD and HDD?

I've just installed windows on a friends PC, which is using an SSD for Windows and core apps (Photoshop etc), and a standard HDD for less critical apps and data. To do this, I installed windows on ...
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Changed Program Files path but programs still install on C:\ drive

I have recently upgraded to an SSD drive (Intel 80GB) and I have a 500GB drive to which I have most of my data and programs installed. I have changed the following registry entries and rebooted ...
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My program file folder got whacky [closed]

So see, It said that I was running out of disk space so I went local disk properties and i had like 900 mb free space??? So i was like wtf because i knew that was impossible. I went program files ...
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How to write the path of a 32 bit executable in the Windows' Program Files folder regardless of the Windows version?

I want to write something like %ProgramFiles(x86)%\someprogram\someprogram.exe That would work in both Windows 32 and 64-bit versions But: %ProgramFiles% points to the 32 bit program files ...
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How do I transfer programs from my old computer to my new Windows 7 computer?

I know about the Easy Transfer tool included in Windows 7 that will transfer all my files but I want to transfer my programs. Also, I don't want to buy any gimmicky program if I don't have to.
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“C:\Program Files” on Windows Vista+ (x64)

Exactly what is the difference between: C:\Program Files C:\Program Files (x86) C:\ProgramData I have two questions: Why are they different? How do I decide which one to look in for any ...
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Virus Effected to my pendrive

I am using scandisk 8 GB pendrive. I am a programmer so I put my project details and my projects in that pendrive, by using folders. Now the problem is that my folders are becomig hidden, when I am ...
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Create three level of directories

I need to make three levels of folders each numbered 0-9 so that I can access files/1/2/3/123456.jpg mkdir {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0}/{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0}/{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0} doesn't work. I don't ...
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How can I create many folders on Windows 7 from a text file (.txt)

I have Windows 7 (English) and I want to create many folders from a text with Greeks names (I'm Greek). Do you know any program (especially freeware) or a command line trick to get my job done ? ...
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How to download an entire folder using Subversion (or another method)?

I'm trying to download all the files and folder inside this URL: http://svn.jobeet.org/doctrine/tags/release_day_10/ at once, but I can't figure out how. Any suggestions? (I installed Subversion but ...
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How do I create a tar file in alphabetical order?

I want to create a tar file where all of the directories and files are processed in alphabetical order. This is for the entire directory hierarchy that's being tarred up, so it would start by ...
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Can't run any .exe files

I had Windows Vista and it got a virus. I reinstalled the operating system but with XP. Now it works absolutely fine, but every time I try to open a .exe file, i'm told 'the filename directory name ...
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What is the difference between ./ and ../?

when we specify the file path some times we specify like ./filename and some time ../filename what is difference between these two?
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Automatically sort music files into folders by album/artist names

I have a large collection of music files (let's say MP3), with metadata (ID3 tags), but all are located in the same folder. I wish to automatically organize all of them according to this metadata. Is ...
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How do I add a custom Folder Type to use as a template in Windows Vista (or Windows 7)?

I'm looking for a way to add a custom setting to the list of folder types in Vista (or Windows 7) so that I can use it as a template for other folders. The template I'd like to add would be ...
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Directory vs. Folder

Are both names synonyms or should one prefer one name over the other on different platforms?
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Windows - Check folder size of specific list of folders

I've been trying to establish a way to retrieve the folder size of around 5000 folders, which are contained in a folder with a total of around 15000 folders. So for example: Parent folder -- ...
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Why a folder must be executable?

Permission for files: chmod 664 myFile // rw-rw-r-- And for folders: chmod 774 myFolder // rwxrwxr-- If I only use the "read and write" permission, the folders won't show its contents, why ?
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Diff Folders Without Diffing Files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux: Compare Directory Structure Without Comparing Files I am diff-ing two folder trees, but it takes a long time because it is diff-ing the files themselves. I just ...
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config WinRAR to launch folder after extracting?

Is there a way to launch the folder extracted from WinRAR? Can I also configure WinRAR to only launch the folder when I extract from the GUI, and not from the Explorer right-click context menu?
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don't know how this virtual directory structure was setup on iis6

Our development server has a setup as follows: \\DEVSRVR\WEBSITES\COMMON └───include Here is where all css and script files resides. They are required by various web applications ...
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Windows Server 2008: add comment to a folder

is there a way to add comments to a folder in windows server 2008, maybe also through powershell? In my company we have a shared server and I would like to give other users information about the ...
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deleting folders in linux bash

i'm trying to delete in gnu/linux all folders inside another folder that start with a "." (dot), for that i'm using the find utility, this is what i have: find . -iname ^\..* -exec rm -rf {} \; but ...
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Migrate XP Windows Explorer folder links/shortcuts to Windows 7

In windows xp with IE7, you could create favorites for both URLs and file folders. I have exported/imported my IE URL favorites to IE8 on windows 7. That's great, but the file folders didn't get ...
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Software to sync folders and files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I am looking for recomendations of tools that I can use to sync folders and files. And also, for it to run in the ...
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Setting folder icon in Mac OS X 10.6 via command-line?

I have a file.icns that I would like to set as custom icon for a folder. How can I do it from a script/command-line? The script is executed in the postinstall phase of a package installer. The ...