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Re: Deleting Amaya 2.1 SERIOUS PROBLEM!!

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 12:09:28 +0200
Message-Id: <199909281009.MAA03937@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: tordin@dreamscape.com
cc: www-amaya@w3.org

If you only installed and uninstalled Amaya, I guess you have trouble
with Installshield.

Otherwise, could you give us:
- the complete path where Amaya was installed
- the complete path of the directory you cannot delete
- your login name, because Amaya uses that login name to save user's
  preferences.

In-reply-to: Your message of Mon, 27 Sep 1999 01:41:13 -0400."
             <199909270140430560.00109CCE@mail.dreamscape.com> 
> WHAT IN THE HECK DID YOU DO TO MY HARD DRIVE????!!!!!!
> 
> I downloaded and installed Amaya 2.1 from your web site. After
> installing it, I discovered it was not something that I wanted to
> use. I uninstalled it using the add/remove programs prompt.
> 
> After it was uninstalled, I discovered there was still the folder
> left, with a sub folder under it. No matter what I do I cannot delete
> this folder. From the DOS prompt, this folder is named with the ascii
> (?) smiley face (white border and features, not the reverse...I don't
> have an ascii chart handy or I'd give you the codes.)
> 
> Under W95, this directory appears as a solid line in Explorer. When
> attempting to delete this file, Explorer tells me the specified path
> of the subfolder is invalid. The same happens if I try to rename it.
> 
> Under DOS, I tried Norton NCD for DOS. Just deleting the directory
> under NCD doesn't work. It tells me the directory is not empty.
> 
> Using Norton's Delete Tree command brings up a dialog box saying it
> is deleting the tree, and shows *15* smiley face subdirectories
> (where it runs out of space in the box), and locks up.
> 
> The DOS RD command will not remove the Amaya directory, because it
> says the directory is not empty. I have no idea how to switch to the
> "smiley face" from the DOS prompt.
> 
> Using the DOS deltree command seems to work, and it says it deleted
> the Amaya directory and its subs. but a check of the tree, shows it
> is still there.
> 
> No matter what I do, the damn thing is still there!!!
> 
> HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS DAMN THING???!!!! (yes, I know, CAPS implies
> YELLING.) I am totally  confused by this one.
> 
> Thank you for your time and prompt reply.
> 
> Terry Ordinetz
> 
> 

  Irene.
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 1999 06:09:38 UTC

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