uninstalled, folder not deleted, registry traces? [SOLVED]

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uninstalled, folder not deleted, registry traces? [SOLVED]

Postby sintj » 02. January 2012 21:19

Hello. Is xampp portable? Because I unistalled it (I installed it with the installer) and an empty folder of xampp could not be deleted, then I had to restart and delete it. I mean, does xampp work with registry and if so what is installed in the registry? I didn't install services. Then, I reinstalled xampp in a new folder with the installer.

So, at first I unistalled it and it failed to delete an empty xampp folder, so I deleted the folder, then I reinstalled xampp using the installer to a new directory. Could the initial xampp leave traces in registry?
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Re: uninstalled xampp, a folder wasn't deleted, registry tra

Postby Altrea » 02. January 2012 21:25

Hi sintj,
sintj wrote:Is xampp portable?

yes it is. You can move it around (if everything is shut down) and bring it back to work with just one execution of the setup_xampp.bat file.

sintj wrote:Because I unistalled it (I installed it with the installer) and an empty folder of xampp could not be deleted, then I had to restart and delete it.

That is very common a Windows indexing problem.

sintj wrote:I mean, does xampp work with registry and if so what is installed in the registry?

Registry keys will normally not prevent you to delete a folder, exept there is a windows functionallity behind that.
XAMPP uses the registry just for the Windows service paths.

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Re: uninstalled xampp, a folder wasn't deleted, registry tra

Postby Sharley » 02. January 2012 21:31

If you want to try an alternate method of installing then try these instructions as a guide.
viewtopic.php?p=179699#p179699

If you want a portable installation then the above method minus running the setup_xampp.bat file will do it. Do not use the installer version if you want a portable installation.

Good luck. :)
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Re: uninstalled xampp, a folder wasn't deleted, registry tra

Postby sintj » 02. January 2012 21:37

I am just wondering if the original installation of xampp left any traces in registry after uninstalling.

My point is, since xampp uses the registry for services paths, it couldn't ruin my registry, right?
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Re: uninstalled xampp, a folder wasn't deleted, registry tra

Postby Sharley » 02. January 2012 21:43

sintj wrote:I am just wondering if the original installation of xampp left any traces in registry after uninstalling.

My point is, since xampp uses the registry for services paths, it couldn't ruin my registry, right?
No it could not ruin your registry.
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Re: uninstalled xampp, a folder wasn't deleted, registry tra

Postby sintj » 02. January 2012 21:44

Thanks for the help.
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Re: uninstalled xamp,folder not deleted,registry traces?[SOL

Postby Sharley » 02. January 2012 23:21

Thanks for the feedback.

I will close this now and please feel free to start a new topic if you have any more issues with XAMPP for Windows.

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