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FAQ: Why the uninstaller EXE has numbers in its name

Article Created: 2003-10-13 23:38 GMT by Jordan Russell
Last Updated: 2006-10-22 22:03 GMT by Jordan Russell


Frequently new users wonder why the uninstaller EXE has numbers in its name (e.g. unins000.exe).

It is because Inno Setup allows multiple applications to be installed to the same directory. When that happens, the first application's uninstaller is named unins000.exe, the second application's uninstaller is named unins001.exe, and so on. If a fixed name were used, then it would only be possible to uninstall the most recently installed application.


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