Deleting files on Vista

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Fri Jun 29 10:21:34 CDT 2007


Ooops! Don't need the 'cd ..' just 'dir'.

Directory path should be on the fourth line.

Cheers,

Luis.


On 29 Jun 2007, at 16:18, Luis wrote:

> Hiya,
>
> What about writing a little test app for the user to install and run.
> After installing, the test app sends the 'cd ..' and 'dir' commands  
> to the shell. Grab that output, should tell you the directory it's in.
> Haven't tried this btw...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Luis.
>
>
>
> On 29 Jun 2007, at 15:56, Shari wrote:
>
>>> Not to my knowledge as there is no real way of knowing where  
>>> Vista is going to pop those files.  That's the problem with VS -  
>>> IMHO.  In addition there is every likelyhood that VS will not be  
>>> in future editions of Windows and or may change in the service  
>>> packs for Vista.  It's best to avoid virtual store like the  
>>> plague.  It's unpredictable and can completely alter if your user  
>>> turns UAC on and off.
>>>
>>> Scott Kane
>>
>>
>> VirtualStore disappear someday?  Microsnot undo something bad they  
>> created?  Surely not!
>>
>> I didn't write to VirtualStore, I am just wondering if my  
>> unstaller did indeed do its job, but that VirtualStore is storing  
>> a copy of the files wreaking havoc, preventing the new version  
>> from properly installing.  That's why the uninstaller polls for  
>> that location as well when deleting the files it created, in case  
>> Win itself did the duplicating.  Which would make you wonder if  
>> the permissions would indeed be set to Once Created, There Forever.
>>
>> On launch, the app checks to see if the prefs files exist.  If  
>> not, it creates them.  According to him, even after running the  
>> uninstaller, the app is acting like the old files still exist so  
>> it is not creating new ones.   This is problematic because I  
>> changed some fundamental things in the app, and it needs to create  
>> the newer files to run properly.
>>
>> I've instructed the fellow to do a full search of his drive for  
>> the folder my app creates for its pref files, and to look in  
>> VirtualStore as well.  I do not know if he will do this, or is  
>> even capable of doing it.
>>
>> Very frustrating!
>>
>> Shari
>>
>>
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