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Downloaded Prog Files / Command Prompt

By Jordan.Dohms ·

I'm trying to find out if there's a command-line way of removing a web object that has been installed by visiting a web page.

Normally, you can go into IE > Tools > Internet Options > Settings > View Objects, then right-click the one you want to remove...but I want to automate that in a batch file.

For example, I want to remove the Crystal Reports viewer plugin from a Windows 95 machine, so that next time it visits the site, it re-downloads the viewer plugin.

I've looked at thefiles that the web object is dependent on, and it's just three files. I can unregister (regsvr32 /u) and delete all three files, but it's still sitting there, saying it's just damaged.

Any ideas how to actually remove it? It's IE 5.5 if that matters.



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by Joseph Moore In reply to Downloaded Prog Files / C ...

Did you just try doing a DELETE from the command line?
Open COMMAND and go to C:\windows\downloaded program files
In that directory you will have the files with their true file names (not the descriptive program names you see in the Downloaded Program Files window.
Just type DEL and the name of the file you want to get rid of.

For example, a BAT file to get rid of the Shockwave file would look like this:

@echo off
cd \
cd winnt
cd "downloaded program files"
del swflash.inf /y

hope this helps

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