Microsoft KB Archive/163997
Article ID: 163997
Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007
- Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q163997
Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
When you run the Microsoft Access Setup program in Maintenance mode, and you click the Remove All button, some Microsoft Access files are not removed from your computer.
This behavior occurs because Setup does not remove any files that may be used by other applications.
This article lists which files and folders Microsoft Access 97 leaves on your hard disk after you uninstall the program.
In order to completely uninstall Microsoft Access 97 from your computer, manually remove the files and folders listed below. Before you begin, consider the following additional information:
- If you remove any files that are used by other applications, those applications may not work correctly.
- Depending on the type of installation you performed when you ran Setup for Microsoft Access 97 (Typical, Custom, Run from CD-ROM), some of the files listed may not be on your hard disk.
- Depending on your operating system, some of the files may be installed in your \Winnt\System32 folder instead of the \Windows\System folder.
- You may also need to remove the files DAO3032.DLL and DAO350.DLL from the Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\DAO folder.
- In Microsoft Windows 95 or later or Windows NT version 4.0, you may need to perform the following steps in order to see all of the files listed:
- Open My Computer or start Windows Explorer.
- On the View menu, click Options.
- Click the View tab.
- Click Show All Files, and click to clear the "Hide MS-DOS file extensions for file types that are registered" check box. Click OK.
If you want to see a list of the Windows registry keys created by Microsoft Access 97, run the following command line, where <Drive> is the drive letter of your CD-ROM or diskette drive:
<Drive>:Setup /g c:\log.txt
This command creates a log file in your root folder that contains the names of all the files installed and the registry keys created by your Microsoft Access 97 installation.
WARNING: Editing the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95 or Windows NT. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect editing of the registry can be solved. Edit the registry at your own risk.
Following is a list of files and folders installed by Microsoft Access 97 that remain on your computer when you run Setup and click Remove All.
Folders ------- C:\WINDOWS\ODBC C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office C:\WINDOWS\ODBC\Data Sources Files in the Windows Folder --------------------------- MSO97.DLL ODBC.INI ODBCINST.INI MS097.ACL Files in the Windows\System Folder ---------------------------------- 12520437.CPX 12520850.CPX ACCWIZ.DLL COMCAT.DLL COMMTB32.DLL CONVDSN.EXE DBNMPNTW.DLL DOCOBJ.DLL DRVSSRVR.HLP DS16GT.DLL DS32GT.DLL HLINK.DLL HLINKPRX.DLL INETCPL.CPL JETDEF35.HLP JETERR35.CNT JETERR35.HLP JETSQL35.CNT JETSQL35.HLP MFCANS32.DLL MISC2.SRG MSCAL.CNT MSCAL.DEP MSCAL.HLP MSCAL.OCX MSCPXL32.DLL MSEXCL35.DLL MSJET35.DLL MSJINT35.DLL MSJTER35.DLL MSOTHUNK.DLL MSRD2X35.DLL MSREPL35.DLL MSSTKPRP.DLL MSTEXT35.DLL MSVCRT40.DLL MSXBSE35.DLL ODBC16GT.DLL ODBC32.DLL ODBC32GT.DLL ODBCAD32.EXE ODBCCP32.CPL ODBCCP32.DLL ODBCCR32.DLL ODBCINST.CNT ODBCINST.HLP ODBCINT.DLL ODBCJET.CNT ODBCJET.HLP ODBCJI32.DLL ODBCJT32.DLL ODBCJTNW.CNT ODBCJTNW.HLP ODBCTL32.DLL ODBCTRAC.DLL ODDBSE32.DLL ODEXL32.DLL ODFOX32.DLL ODTEXT32.DLL OLEAUT32.DLL* OLEPRO32.DLL REGWIZ.EXE* RICHED20.DLL SQLSRV32.DLL STDOLE2.TLB SYSTEM.MDW** URLMON.DLL VBAJET32.DLL VBAR332.DLL VEN2232.OLB WININET.DLL Files in the Windows\Fonts Folder --------------------------------- hatten.ttf tahoma.ttf tahomabd.ttf Additional Files Not Removed ---------------------------- C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\MSCREATE.DIR C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\CUSTOM.DIC C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSCREATE.DIR C:\WINDOWS\ODBC\MSCREATE.DIR If the Dataacc.exe was run from the Data Access folder in the ValuPack, the following files are not removed by the Remove All option of Microsoft Access setup: \Windows\System\msexch35.dll \Windows\System\mspdox35.dll \Windows\System\odpdx32.dll Additionally, if Webpost.exe was run from the Webpost folder in the ValuPack (Web Publishing Wizard), the following file is not removed by the Remove All option of Microsoft Access Setup: \Windows\System\Webpost.dll * These files replaced older versions. ** System.mdw stores security information for your database. If you delete this file you may lose any security that has been setup for your database. Deleting this file may also make your database inaccessible.
For more information about removing files from your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
158658 OFF97: How to Completely Remove Microsoft Office 97
For more information about running the Setup program with the /g command-line option, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
148849 ACC95: What Is Setup/G? What Does the Log File Look Like?
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