Uninstall Settings

Create uninstall

Automatically create an uninstall program for your application.

File Names and Locations

Uninstall files folder:

The folder that the uninstall's resource files will be stored in on the user's system. Normally this is %AppFolder%\Uninstall.

Tip: During the uninstall, the global variable _TempLaunchFolder and the session variable %TempLaunchFolder% are both set to the uninstall files folder.

Configuration filename:

The unique filename of the uninstall's configuration file. This file is one of the uninstall's resources that will be created in the Uninstall files folder.

Executable path and filename:

The path and filename of the uninstall executable that will be created on the user's system. Normally this file is created in %AppFolder%\uninstall.exe.

If Uninstall Already Exists

Overwrite data file

If the uninstall data file already exists in the Uninstall files folder, overwrite the existing file. If this option is unchecked, the existing data file will be used for the uninstall.

Overwrite control panel entry

If there is an existing control panel entry for the install, overwrite it with the new control panel settings. If unchecked, the existing control panel entry will be used.

Overwrite uninstall shortcut

If an uninstall shortcut already exists, overwrite it with the new uninstall shortcut. If unchecked, the existing shortcut will be used for the uninstall.


Allow silent uninstall

Enable the uninstall to be run in "silent mode" using the /S command line option. This means that there will be no user interaction required during the uninstallation process. If you are performing silent uninstallations, it is highly recommended that you use a log file during the uninstall process so that you can debug if problems occur. You can enable the uninstall's log file on the Logs tab of the Uninstall Settings dialog.

Note: Uninstall screen actions will only be executed if the screens are displayed, therefore when run in silent mode, no screen actions will be executed.

Start in silent mode

Start the uninstall in "silent mode" by default.  If unchecked, you can run your uninstall in silent mode using the command line option /S. Selecting this option sets the global variable _SilentInstall to true.

Always on top

Make the uninstall window always appear on top of all other windows on the desktop. The window will remain on top even if the user switches to another application.