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#1 Jeth Calark

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:31 PM

*grinds teeth* This is annoying. :umad:

Anyways, I'm trying to uninstall Adobe Reader 9.0 from my computer, since there is a better one out now anyways. But it won't let me uninstall because I'm missing AcroRead.msi! I searched my computer, and there is no evidence of that file anywhere on it.

Google isn't much help either. I can get anything BUT the 9.0 .msi file. :p

Now I don't know what to do. The program takes up a full 200 MB, so no small potatoes when my laptop only has 27 GB of hard drive space TOTAL. It has to go. :crazed:

Help, guys? :crazed:

#2 Beowulf

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:26 AM

Download the full 9.0 installer. Install it; or if it gives you an option of removal, try that first. Then try to uninstall it.

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#3 Jeth Calark

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:55 AM

......and of course the dang 9.0 installer is nowhere to be found. Of course, it's late, and I'm probably suffering from sleep deprivation. If someone can scurry the installer up, that would be most kind. I'll look more for it tomorrow. *falls down on bed and sleeps*

#4 Beowulf

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:20 AM

If all else fails, download CCleaner, delete the stupid folder and remove the registry keys and entries with CCleaner.

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#5 Jeth Calark

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 11:58 PM

Well, after downloading the official standalone installer for Reader 9.0, I am mightily disappointed. All it does is "process" (whatever it means by that) Adobe Reader 9.0, then disappears. Nothing else ever comes up. No installing ever occurs.

So I resorted to Plan B: Beowulf's suggestion. CCleaner is a rather nifty thing to have; one I'll be keeping. Deleted the folder in Program Files (which is the only one I know that exists) and removed it's registry entries.

Bad luck strikes again. All of the files in the folder except two delete. The other two won't budge for nothing. "Access is denied"

Arrghh.....anyone have a clever solution for getting rid of these two suckers?

#6 Beowulf

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

Boot into safe mode to delete them or wipe them with the command line.

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#7 Jeth Calark

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:30 AM

Explanation how with the command line, please? :umad:

#8 Beowulf

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 12:32 AM

http://csjava.occ.cc...nstall/DOS.html
You'll have to close explorer.exe first.

Better still - http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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Edited by Beowulf, 19 April 2009 - 01:12 AM.

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#9 Jeth Calark

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:16 AM

Do you personally use that Unlocker program?

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:37 AM

I sure did. It works like a charm.

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#11 Jeth Calark

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 01:57 PM

*blows away smoke from tip of gun barrel* busted..... :shiftee:

Unlocked, deleted, registry fixed again, and we're good to go..... ;)

and when I install Reader 9.1, I intend to take very good care of that .msi file! :crazed:

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

I sure did. It works like a charm.

Very old thread but if you see this thanks much for and impossible pain in the ass to remove.
Unlocker did the trick.
Thank you sooooooooo Much.




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