Recovering an uninstalled program without reinstalling

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Jack, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Hello, Somebody accidently uninstalled one of the games on my computer. It is
    quite a large file and takes a while to reinstall. I was wondering, for
    future reference, if there is any way to recover an uninstalled file without
    re-installing it?

    Thank you.
    Jack, Sep 26, 2007
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  2. Jack

    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Usually no, when you uninstall a game not only does it remove the game files
    from your HD (often times bypassing the recycle bin because the files are
    huge), but it also removes system settings that are put in place when you
    install the game. You can recover the files but some games (50% probably)
    put system settings into various places in your system, if you don't put
    those in the right place the game may or may not run correctly.

    Re-insert your game CDs and install that way. If you gave away the CDs then
    shame on you, go buy the game again. ;-)
    Andy [YaYa], Sep 26, 2007
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