View Full Version : Change in Uninstall Behavior
3rd June 2002, 03:09
I would like to see the WA2 uninstall remove ONLY files and folders that were in the original install. If it doesn't have a file or subfolder on the list, it should leave it.
The question in the uninstaller was nice and a step in the right direction, but still leaves room for user error. I think the behavior that I described above is used by many programs out there, if it is not in fact the standard behavior.
3rd June 2002, 03:32
This will require installer to write installation log and uninstaller to read it, not just using simple "deleting all that I can see". Currently this behavior is not supported by NSIS, so it can't be added to Winamp without much pain.
Actually, I can't see any reasons for deleting only files written by installer (some reasons for folders). Usually I want to delete the whole program with all it plug-ins, presets and other files written after installation.
FFS, this has already been answered enough times, and is a crosspost...
Do you not read your other threads?
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=89388 (still open)
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=89652 (alreadly locked)
Ethan wrote in the Bitchlist thread
Okay... let me get this straight. You "didn't take the question seriously enough"
Your computer asked you if you wanted to delete everything, you clicked "yes", and now your pissed because you "didn't really think that your computer was going to take you seriously"???!!!!!
Peter wrote this in your Winamp2 Bug Reports Thread
winamp uninstaller is supposed to uninstall winamp. winamp and any extra components you installed to free the hdd space. most of people uninstalling winamp mean uninstall, not reinstall. if you are unable to press the correct button, its not our fault. also, you seem to be having similar problems with choosing the correct forum to start a new thread / correct thread to post a reply. which might result in your profile getting edited to prevent you from posting on this forum again.
What part of the last part of Peter's post don't you understand?
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