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    desktop confusion...

    Hi Knowledgeable Folks,

    Last night I downloaded a program (DVD writing program) and it ask to be installed on the DESKTOP ... or so I thought .... so when the install wizard ask where to install, I changed where the automatic set location was (the programs folder) to the Desktop, doe dee doe. Now I have succesfully installed the program on the desktop but can't see the desktop for all the files.

    1) How do I decide which files belong to the downloaded program?
    2) What do I do with the files once they are ID'd?
    3) Should I move them to the ... Programs Floder... & How do I do that?

    or something totally different.

    Sorry for the compound question, just looking for some direction. Thanks.

    dp

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    Re: desktop confusion...

    Try going into Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> find your program on the list and then uninstall it. This should remove all, or anyway most, of the files on your desktop that belong to the program. Then re-run the install without changing the default location.

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    Malke Guest

    Re: desktop confusion...

    djprov wrote:

    >
    > Hi Knowledgeable Folks,
    >
    > Last night I downloaded a program (DVD writing program) and it ask to
    > be installed on the DESKTOP ... or so I thought .... so when
    > the install wizard ask where to install, I changed where the automatic
    > set location was (the programs folder) to the Desktop, doe dee doe. Now
    > I have succesfully installed the program on the desktop but can't see
    > the desktop for all the files.
    >
    > 1) How do I decide which files belong to the downloaded program?
    > 2) What do I do with the files once they are ID'd?
    > 3) Should I move them to the ... Programs Floder... & How do I do that?
    >
    > or something totally different.
    Uninstall the program from Control Panel>Programs & Features. Reboot. Your
    Desktop should now be clear of those files.

    If you want the program, reinstall it and use the defaults. You
    misunderstood the directions.

    Malke
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      Thread Starter

    Re: desktop confusion...

    Thank you Lee Tutor. Kinda thought that may be the case, thanks.
    dp

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      Thread Starter

    Re: desktop confusion...

    Thanks again for the tips, I uninstalled the program and have a clearview again.

    dp

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