"Uncle Nobby" wrote
> I have a program that I want to uninstall, however when I go to add and
> remove programs I am unable to uninstall it as a file has been corrupted.
> I am also unable to reinstall it as it says a copy already exists.
> Is there anyway to remove this from my computer, or any free software that
> will do it
Is this Vista or XP? I ask because you're posting in a Vista newsgroup but
there is no "Add/Remove" programs applet in Vista. It's under Programs and
Have you checked in the program folder to see if there is an uninstall
routine or an uninstall option in the program group entry in Start?
What is the program? If there is no uninstaller and you can't reinstall,
contact the program author for help with removing it. The last resort is to
delete the program files, route around in the registry to remove any
settings, and run the Windows Installer Clean UP Utility to remove it if it
show up there.
Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility http://support.microsoft.com/?id=290301
If it's a recent installation you an also run System Restore. That will
remove monitored files.
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]