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djprov

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#1
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 :confused: .... 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. :cry:

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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LeeTutor

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#2
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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M

Malke

#3
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 :confused: .... 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. :cry:
>
> 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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