Windows 10: Uninstalling a program that is not in add/remove programs

Discus and support Uninstalling a program that is not in add/remove programs in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I bought a new ext HDD. I installed the included WD Discovery app. I was having trouble with the software, so I uninstalled. However, it somehow did an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by leftisthominid, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Uninstalling a program that is not in add/remove programs


    I bought a new ext HDD. I installed the included WD Discovery app. I was having trouble with the software, so I uninstalled. However, it somehow did an update at the same time. The app thinks it is installed on my computer, but add/remove says it is not.

    If I download the latest installer from their website, it says it senses the latest version and refuses to do anything.

    I then deleted its Program Files folder, and tried to reinstall it (so I can fully uninstall it...). This recreates the program files, but it doesn't make it show up within add/remove.

    How do I get rid of it?

    :)
     
    leftisthominid, Jul 1, 2019
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  2. can't uninstall program

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community. I appreciate your effort in resolving this issue.

    - Did you try un-installing the program from programs and features?

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Repairing or removing programs

    To uninstall programs, go to Settings.
    • On the Start menu, then select Settings.
    • Select System > Apps & features.
    • Select the program, then select Uninstall. Some apps that are built in to Windows can’t be uninstalled.
    • Follow the directions on the screen.
    If you are still unable to uninstall the program, follow the steps below.

    • In Search, enter Control Panel and select Control Panel.
    • Select Programs > Programs and Features, then select the program.
    • Select the program, then select Uninstall. Some apps that are built in to Windows can’t be uninstalled.
    • Follow the directions on the screen.

    Let us know the status.

    Regards,

    Guru Kiran
     
    Guru Kiran G, Jul 1, 2019
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  3. Strange Vista Ultimate Add/Remove Programs

    Yea, the programs work... everything is just listed over and over... I used CCleaner and it worked just fine... thanks!
     
    Morrison5891, Jul 1, 2019
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  4. Uninstalling a program that is not in add/remove programs

    Strange Vista Ultimate Add/Remove Programs

    Yes, the install was corrupted the first time you tried to install it most likely. Now the system does believe it is installed and/or can't find the Uninstaller; however, the program scanner can still find the program folder.

    Does the software work and just listed repeated? If so, use CCleaner. Under tools and Uninstaller (I think) you can delete the install listing with uninstalling anything.

    If the software does not work, then you are going to have to start the uninstaller from something else like Ccleaner, directly from the program folder, or some other third party app. Then reinstall the software after a restart.

    If that fails. Delete the program folder and user folder (Optional). Then run the uninstaller. It will say software not installed...blah blah, remove this listing? Click Yes. Then restart, reinstall.
     
    TheLaughingMan, Jul 1, 2019
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