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After registering and unregiisting many times OCX will not register

Posted on 2008-10-09
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I have a project that stores a OCX in a resource file. On program load code checks to see if it exists and if not it is extracted and registered. This code ran fine at first but in testing I have manually unregistered and registered this ocx many times. Each morning i do 3 backups of my vb project 2 to other places on my hard drive and 1 to a flash drive. I just did a search and have 43 copies of the ocx on my hard drive, probably some registered and others not. Now i can no longer register this ocx. How can i clean-up this mess and get my ocx to register ?
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Hi!

Type regedit on run commandline.
Press Ctrl-F and type controls name there.

Delete all etries on GUID level like these: {71E40CBE-9E14-45D3-A7F8-81F8F46F3F38} and their sub keys
DO Not delete anything on root or catecory level.

Press F3 until you found all entrys

Then make sure that the latest is in WIndows\System32 folder

and type on runline regsvr32 controlname.ocx

Matti
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Thank you
Actually I rebooted and then was able to register, now i need to do as you suggested and clean up the mess in the registary
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