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Deleting PC files

Library Systems Newsletter [October 1996]

As libraries are getting more and more PC5 with more and more software, it is becoming increasingly time consuming to remove unwanted files. There also is the risk that one hasn't deleted the entire program or has deleted too much. A good uninstall utility will remove all unwanted files and prevent the inadvertent removal of files that are to be retained.

The market leader at this time is MicroHelp Unlnstaller, but two other products which should be considered are Remove-It and WinDelete. The former, a CD-ROM product from Vertisoft, can be used with Windows 3.1 or Windows95. Its list price is $69.95, but it generally sells for approximately $40. The latter, a CD-ROM product from IMSI, also can be used with Windows 3.1 and Windows95. It sells for $24.95. Remove-It is particularly easy to use, while WinDelete is more complex.

Most large software stores carry at least one of these products as well as MicroHelp Unlnstaller.

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 16 Number 10
Issue:October 1996
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Microcomputer support
Record Number:7217
Last Update:2024-04-09 19:47:30
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00