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[*] Post 495487 posted on 1-6-2015 at 01:36 Reply With Quote
FYI: How To Create A Text File & Print Out A List Of Installed Programs

FYI: How To Create A Text File & Print Out A List Of Installed Programs

There are multiple ways (including specialize dsoftware) of creating a text file (and printing it out if you so desire) of ALL your installed programs.

For me the following was the easiest since I had this program already installed; I used the freeware version of CCleaner by Piroform (which I've used for 10++ years).

Select "Tools"-the "Uninstall" choice at the very top of the page should be highlighted. In the lower right hand corner at the very bottom is the "Save To Text File" choice; just click on it, and it will open up Explorer with a canned name (Install.txt) to save the file to which you can modify to suit yourself.

I've attached an image file of the A & B list of names from my PC.

Finally, I haven't come up with a way of double-checking the list to see just how accurate/complete it is, i. e., if there are 'holes' in it. Anyone have an alternate way of doing this chore, i. e., comparing the accuracy of both lists should be as simple as putting them side by side (in alphabetical order, i. e., do a sort) in two columns in a spreadsheet; the number of rows should be identical.

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[*] Post 495494 posted on 1-6-2015 at 03:28 Reply With Quote

cCleaner is a useful tool for keeping your system tidy. It's list of installed apps is far more comprehensive than the M$ list.
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[*] Post 495497 posted on 1-6-2015 at 10:43 Reply With Quote

Just avoid cleaning the registry...

To get a list of installed programs is fairly easy, though. You can open a DOS window, CD to your "Program files" directory and enter "dir >c:\programslist.txt". In a few seconds, a file named programslist.txt will appear in the root of C, with your programs listed. Or, at least, their resident directories. :)
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