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Get rid of Lotus "reminder.exe"?

By Michelinda ·
I recently started working on a few computers at a different location and had to step in where I wasn't familiar with the setup. The computers had had Lotus 123 installed and our company went to Office 97 years ago. No one used the Lotus any more and we needed the drive space. I looked for a way to "uninstall", but it wasn't listed in "add/remove programs". We no longer even had the software disks to try that route. I finally just deleted it off the hard drives, off all the menus, and went on. Lotus Apps would not let me delete a file called "reminder.exe". It said it was in use by Windows. I did a Ctrl+Alt-Del to see what was running and could find no reference to it at all. Then rebooting gives an error about that same file "reminder.exe". I can't find any record of it in the start files, autoexec, config.sys, etc. Anybody know how to get rid of this annoyance?

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Get rid of Lotus "reminder.exe"?

by isys In reply to Get rid of Lotus "reminde ...

Run Regedit, search for reminder.exe and remove any reference to it. Make sure it isn't in the Win.ini file also.

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by Michelinda In reply to Get rid of Lotus "reminde ...

Found it and deleted it. Thank you so very much!

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by Sojournist In reply to Get rid of Lotus "reminde ...

If it is on Win98, boot from a floppy and remove delete it by command line. If it is on NT/2k boot to DOS Prompt/Recovery Console and remove it by command line. This will ensure that "Windows" is not using the file.

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by Michelinda In reply to Get rid of Lotus "reminde ...

Appreciate the input. I did find it with regedit, but I checked our your solution too for future reference. I can see it coming in handy in another problem I am having! Thanks!

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by Michelinda In reply to Get rid of Lotus "reminde ...

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