Completely remove MySQL server installations with invalid config files

Hi folks,

I'm trying to completely remove MySQL server installations with config files that no longer exist.  When I open the mysql server instance config wizard (see attached scrrenshot), the config files appear in red and none of the instances can be removed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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David Sheehan-DunneIT TechnicianCommented:
Hi,

You may have to go into the Program files on the C drive and delete them manually.

Sometime the installer does not remove all files of the installation.

Also, there may be values in the registry, so I would recommend getting a program called CCleaner, you can download it for free from http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner.  Run the registry cleaner, and that should hopefully remove all unwanted registry values that are now not needed

Hope this helps

David
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hennessymAuthor Commented:
CCleaner did the trick - thanks so much!
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