[OT] Win convention question
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Tue Feb 1 18:50:11 CST 2005
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You can't possibly be expected to track down prefs files for each user
on a multiuser system. Consider that the uninstaller may be running on
a system where the software would be accessed by users who have roaming
profiles on a windows server; the preferences would not be stored on
the local machine, and the account under which the installer is run may
not even have access to the users' profiles in order to delete the
prefs files even if it tried!
What are the bonus points good 4, btw? ;-)
On Feb 1, 2005, at 7:19 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> On a Mac, you customarily install an app by dragging the app or a
> folder from a DMG to your drive. Uninstalling means simply dragging
> it to the trach, and any preferences files are left behind.
> On Windows I use Wise Install to copy the app into its own folder in
> /Program Files/, and when the app is run it puts its prefs data in a
> folder within the user's Documents and Settings folder.
> Historically I've treated everything in the Documents and Settings
> folder as belonging to the user, and do not bother with uninstalling.
> Moreover, on multi-user systems I may not know where to find all of
> the user Documents and Settings folders for everyone who may have run
> the app.
> So what is the normal convention for uninstall on Win XP?
> Should I:
> a) leave prefs in the user's Documents and Settings files
> as is common with files in the Mac's Preferences folder?
> b) Delete only the prefs data in the current user's Documents
> and Settings folder?
> c) Attempt to delete prefs from the Documents and Settings
> folders for all users on the computer?
> Extra bonus points for Win HIG verse and chapter; I couldn't find the
> section on how to handle such things.
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Media Corporation
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Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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