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eliminating netscape

By gerson27 ·
hello.i downloaded netscape and now i want to get rid of it? i believe it is still in the register or registry. thank you gerson

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by TheChas In reply to eliminating netscape

Did you "uninstall" Netscape from Add / Remove programs?

If so, "most" of the files and registry settings should have been removed.

If you manually deleted the Netscape folder, then yes, you likely have registry keys and system files left over.

The easiest way to clean up the registry is to use a registry cleaner utility such as Norton Win Doctor, or V-Com Fix-It.

Which version of Netscape?
4.X is built on Gecko.
6.X and 7.X are built on Mozilla.

For the versions built on Mozilla code, the uninstall usually leaves behind the Mozilla folder and user profiles.
If my memory serves me well, the default location for the Mozilla folder under Windows 9X is:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla
This is where the Netscape mail file should be located along with user preferences and internet cache files.

CAUTION: the following instructions are for editing the registry.
Improper use of Regedit can cause your PC to not boot.
It is "best practice" to back up the registry files before editing.

Start by searching for Netscape.
Edit or delete keys as appropriate.

Then, search for Gecko or Mozilla.

If Netscape was the default program for some file extensions, you will need to either:

1. Open the new application that you want associated with the file type.
In settings, options or preferences, you will need to select to associate with the file type.

2. Open Windows Explorer.
Click on Tools, Folder Options, File Types.
Browse to the file type and change the association.

3. Manually add / modify the registry keys.


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by gerson27 In reply to eliminating netscape

hello.i tried to find the registry pgm but i could not.i did the add/remove.i do not know what version of netscape i have.i submitted my problem again.thank you. gerson

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