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So I was using Ccleaner to uninstall some programs, and I thought Del + Enter would uninstall the program.

Who knew that Del + Enter actually deleted the registry reference to uninstall the program.

There are a couple of programs without an 'uninstall.exe' that I did this on, and I'd very much like to uninstall them.

Is there a way to back up my registry?

If it (doesn't) help, I have to shut the computer down and go to sleep now.

Please throw me a lifebuoy here.
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so you cleared the registry entries for a program out, but the program files are still there? just manuallly delete the files, then run cc reg cleaner and profit.
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Some programs have manual uninstallers that will go through and delete everything manually. Like office, norton, etc.
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No, that's not it.

I went to CCleaners's 'Tools' tab, and thought that it would be a faster way to hit Del + Enter to uninstall a program.

Usually in Control Panel, Del would initiate the 'Do you want to uninstall this...' dialog box, and Enter would select 'Yes'.

What I was unaware of is that on CCleaner, Del initiates 'Do you want to delete the uninstaller reference from registry? This does not uninstall the program, just removes the program from the uninstall list' and I hit 'Enter', which meant 'Yes'.

So now I'm stuck with some programs that I want to uninstall but have no way of doing so, since their uninstaller references have been deleted, and those programs do not have an 'uninstall.exe'
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manually delete the program, and run ccleaner registry as well as atf cleaner. profit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvo;13142639 

So now I'm stuck with some programs that I want to uninstall but have no way of doing so, since their uninstaller references have been deleted, and those programs do not have an 'uninstall.exe'

Delete the folders of those programs in Program Files. After that you can run CCleaner's Reg cleaner as Green stated, or you can manually go through regedit and delete them on your own, and THEN use CCleaner's reg cleaner to clean up what you may have missed if you missed anything.

In case you don't know where to look to remove reg keys for software, it's USER and MACHINE. Listed as the folder "Software" in both of those directories.
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Yep. What most installers do is make a record (in a file) of the files they added, and then the uninstaller uses that record to remove them.

You can manually remove the relevant directories or just delete the primary folder (where you installed it to). The others are usually insignificant (just configuration most of the time).
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just uninstall said programs using the uninstall.exe file in their respective folders.
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Re-download those programs, re install them then uninstall them properly?

That is if they are not too big
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Originally Posted by That Guy;13146708 
just uninstall said programs using the uninstall.exe file in their respective folders.

I said, those programs do not have an uninstall.exe

Aside from that, I've done the abovementioned; thanks for the help. wink.gif
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