Dear folks, 1. Many thanks. I used XAMPP many years ago (2005 on Windows XP) with success for a few months before I built a small web page.
2. I have now changed computers, and needing to upgrade Joomla! from 1.5 to 2.5, with many problems about this on Joomla forums, I installed XAMPP in early December 2012 to run a local installation to see what should be done. This was successful and I have now changed my static web page. Many thanks for the XAMPP program.
3 I tried to uninstall XAMPP from computer via Windows program unistall. Program was uninstalled. I checked in C drive for folder and C/XAMPP was still there. Folded contains a sub folder mysql. I tried to 'delete'. it did not work due 'program is working'. I tried to shred with McAfee shred program. This ran but said it needed a restart to complete. I did this. (Repeated twice as first time it did not remove the file. It did not remove file the second time.)
4. I now find only folder in XAMPP is mysql which contains folder "bin" which contains a file "mysqld.exe" , application , 7,943 KB downloaded 3/12/2012.
How do I delete all traces of XAMPP folder and remove this exe file?
Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.