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by skymaster / November 16, 2005 3:30 AM PST

My sister got involved with AOL 8.0. She is now on Comcast. AOL seems to have a life of it" own. I have run the Uninstall, but there is more to do. There are files I can not clear and don" know how. I also want to clear the Registry. Can some one help? Bob if you are still with the service, hi....

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You mean AO Hell
by vinomerlot / November 16, 2005 4:45 AM PST

I'm more interested in how to find Instant Message files on my hard drive. I'm told that all AOL IM conversations are stored in a file on the hard drive. Where are these files, and how do I delete them?

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Me too
by skymaster / November 16, 2005 7:46 PM PST
In reply to: You mean AO Hell

When you get the answer, I too would like to do that task. I know there are log files and you can see them if you do START > SEARCH > FOR FILES AND FOLDERS search on *.log and sit back. You will fill up a screen. Not all are active, but many are. Your question might be, "Which log files hold the information and which of these files can I 'Clear' and not do harm to my sys. Some of the files are NECESSARY or so I am led to believe. Let me know about the IM string.

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remove AOL..
by jackintucson / November 16, 2005 5:36 AM PST
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My thanks
by skymaster / November 16, 2005 7:41 PM PST
In reply to: remove AOL..

Thanks for your thoughts.
I will get to it this am. East Coast

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I have used AOL for years
by retired / November 16, 2005 10:38 PM PST
In reply to: My thanks

and it has been my experience that as with any installed software you can never completely get rid of all the bits and pieces that are left over after an un-install.
However, you can clean most by using the search feature from the start menu and just type in AOL.
Also do the same in the registry. make a restore point before starting.

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