panamega
Level 4

Doubt about uninstaller

Since the uninstaller is placed inside the application directory itself which it is trying to uninstall, how is the uninstaller itself removed since it will be open and running when trying to do so (and windows doesnt allow deletion of running files)? Or is it that it's placed somewhere else?
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MEinstaller
Level 7

When the uninstaller completes and closes the Uninstall directory is deleted. Maybe you should try running the uninstaller so you can see for yourself.
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panamega
Level 4

Yes the uninstaller itself and the folder it resides in is removed after you exit the uninstaller. But how's this done? Does it launch some external script for doing this?
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pv7721
Level 20

I think yes, at least under Windows where files are locked it uses a (custom?) remove.exe file and a list of files to be deleted (on Unices this is not needed because you can remove a running file).
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