How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

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How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by bluemist2 » 2023-12-02, 16:00

Ok so I have managed to screwup palemoon when I installed it on a new Windows PC it no longer remembers passwords and the password folder is empty, I have used the windows to uninstall
but when I reinstall PM it has remembered my bookmarks and the passwords are still not saved, the show passwords box is empty

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by andyprough » 2023-12-02, 18:53

bluemist2 wrote:
2023-12-02, 16:00
Ok so I have managed to screwup palemoon when I installed it on a new Windows PC it no longer remembers passwords and the password folder is empty, I have used the windows to uninstall
but when I reinstall PM it has remembered my bookmarks and the passwords are still not saved, the show passwords box is empty
I use Pale Moon on GNU/Linux not Windows, but my understanding from various threads in this forum is that the Pale Moon profile is located at the following two places on a Windows machine:

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C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Moonchild Productions
C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\Moonchild Productions
where "XXX" is replaced with your user name. Something like that. I believe you would locate and remove those folders and then reinstall. Keeping in mind, of course, that if you have valuable passwords or other data already saved, then you don't want to delete those profile folders but maybe move them to a backup location. Might be a good idea to export your bookmarks first so you can then import them quickly into your new profile.

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by moonbat » 2023-12-02, 21:02

And obviously do all this while the browser isn't running.
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2023-12-03, 08:21

There is a How-to entry about this.
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by smithy » 2023-12-03, 13:20

Remembering to download the latest version of Pale moon before you completely uninstall your current installation.
Unless of course you have a backup browser…
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by andyprough » 2023-12-03, 14:02

Moonchild wrote:
2023-12-03, 08:21
There is a How-to entry about this.
I guess searching 'completely remove Pale Moon' would have been wise. Looks like I was only partially correct, there's still the Program Files folder and key4.db and logins.json.

I sometimes forget, this forum has nearly everything you could need to know, in the form of various MC posts, if you'll take a moment to search for it. Many other projects don't bother to document their specific knowledge and leave it to random stackoverflow and reddit posters to fill their documentation needs.

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by bluemist2 » 2023-12-03, 16:56

Moonchild wrote:
2023-12-03, 08:21
There is a How-to entry about this.
C:\Users\me\Appdata\Roaming\Moonchild productions
C:\Users\me\Appdata\Local\Moonchild productions
Thanks But..
Nether of those two are in windows 10
I have in the past successfully saved/coped passwords on linux
key4.db and logins.json. are for linux Not windows

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2023-12-03, 20:11

bluemist2 wrote:
2023-12-03, 16:56
Thanks But..
Nether of those two are in windows 10
Yes they are (see screenshot of my system).
appdata1.png
However, if you're not directly jumping to there with a changedir and want to browse to it in explorer, you'll have to first make sure they aren't hidden. You can change this in explorer in the View -> Options -> Change folder and search options.
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by bluemist2 » 2023-12-04, 17:12

Unfortunately, my copy of Win10 does not have that path to c.\users\moonchild\appdata\roaming…
will do a screenshot tomorrow

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by Moonchild » 2023-12-04, 17:34

"moonchild" is my user name on my PC :P
replace it with your windows user name.
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by RealityRipple » 2023-12-04, 17:55

Just put %APPDATA%\Moonchild Productions in the address bar and hit Enter.

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by andyprough » 2023-12-04, 20:39

RealityRipple wrote:
2023-12-04, 17:55
Just put %APPDATA%\Moonchild Productions in the address bar and hit Enter.
Seems like the simplest answer is for all Windows Pale Moon users to just change their usernames to 'moonchild'.

Fortunately we GNU/Linux users don't have this problem, as we invented the tilde "~". :coffee:

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by Kris_88 » 2023-12-04, 21:05

It seems this method has not been proposed yet? :D
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by bluemist2 » 2023-12-05, 16:13

this is the latest win10 build 22H2
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by Kris_88 » 2023-12-05, 17:06

bluemist2 wrote:
2023-12-05, 16:13
this is the latest win10 build 22H2
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Is your Windows username "Default" ?

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by RealityRipple » 2023-12-05, 17:30

Better not be, "Default" is a built-in local admin dummy account which should never be directly used.

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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by somdcomputerguy » 2023-12-05, 19:34

bluemist2, the Pale Moon default profile isn't the same as the Windows default user. I think you'd be better off following the post by Kris_88 here, #13 - viewtopic.php?p=246377#p246377.
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Re: How do you “Completely” remove Palemoon?

Unread post by bluemist2 » 2023-12-06, 16:40

Solved
my fault for messing about with the windows 10 install and deleting lots of MSoft C**rap
so did a new clean install
If anyone should need to “completely” remove PaleMoon use Windows uninstall then put %AppData% in the windows search box and delete Moonchild Productions
also check registry for these two keys and delete if still showing
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Pale Moon
and
HKEY_LOCAL+MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Pale Moon
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