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Uninstaller doesn't remove shortcut

Jay Schlackman

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A minor problem I've noticed after downloading 2.6 today: the uninstaller doesn't remove the program shortcut in the start menu. Happens when I use the manual install and an unattended MSI install with a custom shortcut location (using the PROGRAMSGROUP parameter)

"Uninstalling Paint.NET? What a crazy suggestion!" I hear you cry. Sure, I don't intent to uninstall it anytime soon, but I do plan to roll it out to about a hundred computers on my school network, and I don't want to have to clean up afterwards if and when I have to remove it. Ideally, I'd like the uninstaller to remove at least the program icon, and preferably the folder too if it was created by the installer, and is empty.

Can anyone else confirm this problem or is it just me?

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I've found and fixed the bug (it'll be there for v2.61).

We store the location of the shortcut in the registry in HKLM \ Software \ Paint.NET \ ProgramsShortcut. When we go to delete it, we do some sanity checking on the filename there: does it end in .lnk, and is it in the right directory? Turns out the code for the latter was flawed and was returning false negatives (I guess I'd rather have that than false positive and have it delete some other file).

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