Bug report #9217

(Windows) uinstall doesn't remove registry entries

Added by Jonathan Moules almost 9 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Category:Windows Package
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:17840


Uninstalling QGIS (either stable release or the weekly) from Windows doesn't remove the registry entries.
Ideally QGIS would determine if there are other versions installed, and if not, would clean up the registry as part of the uninstall.


#1 Updated by Yogurt Yogurt over 7 years ago

I second this. And the same applies to the application directory as well.

The situation roots in the fact that both the registry key and the program directory/start menu group uses the version code name, such as "QGIS Pisa". This makes it behave like it was a different product. The update leaves junk under "QGIS Wien", etc.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)

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