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Does Windows uninstall do more than just delete files?

Posted on 2006-10-19
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I very recently had my helpful IT folks uninstall Netscape in the course of trying to solve another problem.  I've tried looking for the missing files using Winundelete and Back2life with no luck.  I've got the install file for Netscape 8.1.2 but don't want to do that until I'm sure I can't recover my bookmarks, passwords etc.

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Doug
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Generally, Uninstall will remove all DLL's etc from the vendors program directory and Windows/System32 if there are any. It *should* also remove any registry keys that relate to the program. In the case of Netscape, this will include the bookmarks, cached files, cookies etc.

It will generally use the Windows delete function which means that undelete software may get files back but this depends on how much change has occurred on the disk since the uninstall process.

I would just accept that your bookmarks may be lost. However, if you are networked then you may be able to get a restore of your profile from before the uninstall and see of they are located in there?

Barny
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