How do I prevent removal of my program's files by other uninstallers? RRS feed

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  • hi everyone,

    i'm just starting to write my own programs so bear with me if i don't use the correct terms or jargon.

    i am writing a program that will install a device's driver into the windows folder. sometimes, other programs may already have installed this in the past which is fine. the problem that i'm facing right now is how to prevent those other programs, when being uninstalled, from removing files that belong to my program?

    i heard somewhere (can't remember where) that there is a way to mark your files so that windows knows that it belongs to my program so that only my program will be allowed to remove it.

    hope that wasn't explained too badly. thanks!
    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 7:07 AM