Deleting files on Vista
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.
On 29 Jun 2007, at 16:18, Luis wrote:
> 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...
> 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!
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