annotate uninstall.txt @ 18174:1ec6539cef68 v8.1.2082

patch 8.1.2082: some files have a weird name to fit in 8.3 characters Commit: https://github.com/vim/vim/commit/30e8e73506e4522ef4aebf7d525c0e6ffe8805fd Author: Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org> Date: Fri Sep 27 13:08:36 2019 +0200 patch 8.1.2082: some files have a weird name to fit in 8.3 characters Problem: Some files have a weird name to fit in 8.3 characters. Solution: Use a nicer names.
author Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org>
date Fri, 27 Sep 2019 13:15:03 +0200
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1 Uninstalling Vim on MS-Windows.
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3 There are three ways to remove Vim:
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5 1. With the GUI uninstaller.
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6 This is only available when Vim was installed with the self-installing
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7 executable. This has a minimal number of questions. It can delete
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8 everything that was installed. This also unregisters the VisVim.dll.
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10 2. With uninstall.exe.
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11 This removes most installed items, but does not delete the files you
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12 unpacked.
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14 3. By hand.
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15 This is a bit more work, but you can decide exactly what you want to
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16 remove. For uninstalling the "Edit with Vim" popup menu entry you still
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17 have to use uninstall.exe.
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19 It's recommended to use the method that matches with how you installed Vim.
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20 Thus if you installed Vim by hand, delete it by hand.
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22 The first two methods should be available from the Add/Remove software window
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23 and the Vim entry in the Start menu. If these have been removed already, find
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24 "uninstall-gui.exe" or "uninstall.exe" in the Vim directory.
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25 Running these programs should be self-explanatory. Carefully read the
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26 messages to avoid deleting something you want to keep.
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28 Here are guidelines for removing Vim by hand:
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30 1. Remove the "Edit with Vim" popup menu entry, if it exists. This is done by
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31 running the uninstall.exe program. It removes the registry entries for the
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32 "Edit with Vim" popup menu entry. You only need to run uninstall.exe when
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33 you have installed the menu entry. You can also run uninstall.exe from the
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34 Control panel with the Add/Remove programs application.
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35 Note that uninstall.exe offers you the option to uninstall other items. You
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36 can skip this.
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38 2. Only if you have used the OLE version of gvim: Remove the registration of
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39 this program by running "gvim -unregister" in a console window.
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41 3. Delete the executables. If you copied the executables to another location,
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42 you will have to delete them from where you copied them to. If you don't
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43 remember where they are, look in the directories from the $PATH environment
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44 variable.
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45 If you created .bat files when installing Vim, also search for vim.bat,
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46 gvim.bat, etc.
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48 4. If you want to completely delete vim, and are not going to install another
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49 version, you can delete the vimrc files that you created. These are
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50 normally located in a directory like "C:\vim". If the $VIM environment
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51 variable is set, it will tell the name of the directory. Normally you can
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52 delete everything in this directory. Warning: You might have put some
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53 files there that you would like to save. If you did remove it all, you can
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54 skip the next step.
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56 5. Delete the distributed files. If you followed the directions, these will
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58 variable is set, the directory will be $VIM\vim81. Delete the "vim81"
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59 directory and all that is in it. Warning: If you changed any of the
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60 distributed files, or added some of your own files, you might want to save
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61 these first. But normally you would not have changed or added files here.
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63 6. Remove setting the $VIM and $VIMRUNTIME environment variable and adjust
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64 $PATH. $VIM only needs to be removed if you are not going to install
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65 another version of Vim. $VIMRUNTIME is mostly not set. Check if $PATH
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66 contains the path of the vim directory. Note that $PATH may be set in
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67 several places, you will have to find the right one, and only delete the
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72 7. If you added a Vim entry in the start menu, delete it.
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74 8. If you created icons for Vim on the desktop, delete them.
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76 Vim does not use .ini files. The above should remove all Vim files, except
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77 the ones that you moved elsewhere yourself.