[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted program installation folder

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MrIggy
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[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted program installation folder

Post by MrIggy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:05 pm

I accidentally deleted the installation folder of Wine. I still managed to "completely remove" it with synaptic manager but since I did have some programs installed there do I need to run some type of cleaning program, like I would have to in Windows, or is everything simply deleted for good?
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Re: Accidentally deleted program installation folder

Post by Mute Ant » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:57 pm

The files Wine makes when you run it belong to you. Delete them if you like, or ignore them. If you avoid using sudo the OS is safe.
Data stored in the volume will only be accessible with the correct password. If you lose this security key, all data will be lost.

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Re: Accidentally deleted program installation folder

Post by MrIggy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:39 pm

Mute Ant wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:57 pm
The files Wine makes when you run it belong to you. Delete them if you like, or ignore them. If you avoid using sudo the OS is safe.
What I meant was, are there going to be certain leftover files from the programs I had installed in Wine because I deleted the installation folder but didn't uninstall the programs first? Are they only installed in the Wine folder so when I deleted them they are deleted for good or do I need something like CCleaner in Windows so I delete any leftover files as well?

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Re: Accidentally deleted program installation folder

Post by Moem » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:20 pm

They're only installed in the Wine folder. Nothing else needs to be cleaned.
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Re: Accidentally deleted program installation folder

Post by MrIggy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:25 pm

Moem wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:20 pm
They're only installed in the Wine folder. Nothing else needs to be cleaned.
Great, thank you.

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