Windows 11 Shortcut

Bugs, errors in the program.
Post Reply
novatechinstruments
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat May 04, 2024 5:56 pm

Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by novatechinstruments »

I found some strange behavior related to the uninstall feature when used with Windows 11. I can uninstall my app fine in Windows 10 but when I uninstall it in Windows 11 the uninstaller does not remove the shortcut from the desktop. It removes the shortcut from the programs menu but not the desktop. If I then try to move the desktop icon to the trash manually Windows 11 will not do this. I must reinstall the app, remove the icon from the desktop manually and then uninstall the app.
Leo
Site Admin
Posts: 466
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Re: Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by Leo »

Please attach a screen shot of the shortcut's properties dialog.
Leo,
Actual Installer Team
https://www.actualinstaller.com
novatechinstruments
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat May 04, 2024 5:56 pm

Re: Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by novatechinstruments »

See property screen shots below. This only happens when I install the app from a USB stick. If I install it from a file on my computer then the shortcut is properly uninstalled. Also, after the process of doing a print screen and cut of the properties window the shortcut icon disappeared from my desktop.
Attachments
IMG_1381.jpg
Shortcut properties after installed
(60.9 KiB) Not downloaded yet
IMG_1380.jpg
Shortcut properties after uninstalled
(67.85 KiB) Not downloaded yet
Leo
Site Admin
Posts: 466
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Re: Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by Leo »

I see that the shortcut is located in your OneDrive's desktop folder.
Can you check it.
The usual Desktop location is in user's AppData folder.
Also, read this:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... a0098ed244
Leo,
Actual Installer Team
https://www.actualinstaller.com
novatechinstruments
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat May 04, 2024 5:56 pm

Re: Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by novatechinstruments »

Leo, Yes the shortcut is in onedrive but only after I uninstalled the app(image 1380). When I initially installed the app the shortcut was in User\bob\appdata\roaming (image 1381) Bob
Leo
Site Admin
Posts: 466
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:40 pm

Re: Windows 11 Shortcut

Post by Leo »

I think the issue is with the syncing these two desktop folders.
Leo,
Actual Installer Team
https://www.actualinstaller.com
Post Reply