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Uninstall problem with MS Access Package Wizard

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Hi,
I am using the Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions to package a Ms Access application. After packaging & running setup, the installation works & is completed OK.
The problem is with uninstalling. If I install the package to the default folder i.e \program files\"my package"\, the uninstall works fine & deletes the folder "my package" with all its contents.
If i install the package in a non default folder e.g. \"my package"\, the uninstall completes but does not delete the folder "my package" or any of the files inside.
Am guessing this is a problem with the developer extensions. Anyone know how to fix this?
Nov 16 '07 #1
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nico5038
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Did you try another packager ?
I did use once http://www.wentnet.com/projects/cdstarter/ that has no uninstaller, but enables the uninstall using the Software app in the Configuration menu.

Nic;o)
Nov 17 '07 #2

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Hi,
I will try the application but i am guessing it will not package the Ms Access runtime files. Or can it?
Nov 17 '07 #3

nico5038
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Should be no problem. I've added a Cover and an icon to the files.
The runtime is often already available on a PC having Office installed.

Nic;o)
Nov 17 '07 #4

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I intend to deploy the application on PC's that do not have Ms Access Installed. Because of this i must include the runtime files in the installation package, thus the need to use the Ms Access Developer Extensions.
Nov 18 '07 #5

nico5038
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As you can read from the features:
"Create buttons to execute exe files"
This will allow to add the runtime and install it with a button press.
Probably will need a .bat file to install the runtime and your application in one go.

Nic;o)
Nov 18 '07 #6

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I looked at the software and this is not what i am looking for.

I found a solution though. In the .msi file created by access developer extensions package wizard there is a table called "Component". If you delete all strings in the "KeyPath" column, the un-install works from any installed directory.

Thanks for the assistance.
Nov 19 '07 #7

nico5038
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No thanks needed, thank you for posting the solution so others might benefit from it in the future !

Nic;o)
Nov 19 '07 #8

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