Ticket #6154 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Shortcuts from taskbar are deleted when uninstalling VBox 3.1.4 BETA 2

Reported by: Auren Owned by:
Priority: major Component: installer
Version: Keywords: shortcut, delete, remove, user pinned, windows 7
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows


Summary: The VirtualBox 3.1.4 BETA 2 installer deletes ALL the shortcuts pinned to the taskbar during the uninstallation procedure on Windows 7.

Additional Info: During the installation I unticked an option to create an icon in quick launch bar but left an option to create the desktop shortcut. After the installation I pinned the shortcut created by installer from the desktop to the taskbar and then deleted that shortcut from the desktop. And then during the uninstallation the uninstaller deleted all of the shortcuts that were on the taskbar. I also checked the related to the taskbar folder and it was empty.

OS: Windows 7 x64 Rus

Path to the shortcuts being deleted: %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

Well, if you uninstall the program it will of course delete all references. Or do you mean this happened when you upgraded? If so, from which version?

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by Auren

No, I didn't upgrade. I did a clean installation.

Let me explain.

I installed VirtualBox and placed the shortcut to the Windows 7 taskbar. And during the uninstallation procedure all of my shortcuts (Steam, Google Chrome, etc.) were deleted from the taskbar, not only the shortcut of VBox. It appeared to me as if installer did this command:

del %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*.*

So again - it didn't only deleted the shortcut of the VBox itself but also all other shortcuts that were in the taskbar.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

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