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I have created an Installer for one of my projects, that creates a Shortcut to the application, and is placed on the Desktop. However while testing my Uninstaller, It does not remove the Shortcut, Maybe some1 could point me in the right direction

It is created with this line in my installer:

FileCreateShortcut(@ProgramsDir & "\My Application\Core.exe",@DesktopDir & "\My Application.exe")

I have tried all 4 of these options, but to no avail.

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "\My Application.exe")
FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "\My Application")
FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "My Application.exe")
FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "My Application")
Edited by Realm

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Melba23

Realm,

Short cuts have the ".lnk" extension. :mellow: Try this:

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "My Application.lnk")

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Realm

I tried both

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "My Application.ink")
FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "\My Application.ink")

unfortunately, it still is not being removed.


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Melba23

Realm,

Perhaps you need to create it with the correct .lnk extension - this works fine for me: :mellow:

Sleep(10000)

ConsoleWrite("Creating" & @CRLF)

FileCreateShortcut("My.exe", @DesktopDir & "\My.lnk")

Sleep(10000)

ConsoleWrite("Deleting" & @CRLF)

FileDelete(@DesktopDir & "\My.lnk")

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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somdcomputerguy

@Realm, that is a lowercase 'L', as in .lnk, not .ink.


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Melba23

somdcomputerguy,

Well spotted - must clean my glasses...... :mellow:

M23

Edit: Added smiley. :P

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Realm

oops, thanks for pointing out my noobishness :mellow:


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Realm

Allright, I am still having a problem deleting the shortcut, so I here is my stripped down Installer and my 2 part Uninstaller. Maybe some1 can see where I am going wrong.

Edit: Removed Script

Hopefully some1 can point out to me where I am going wrong, everything in these files works just fine, except for it will not delete the shortcut that is created by the Installer.

Edit: Thanks for all your help, I did eventually find that if I moved the removal to the first part of the uninstaller, it worked great. Problem has been solved

Edited by Realm

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