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    Default "Could not Open Install.Log File!" Problem Solved!!

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    Nah .. Install.log contains the installation log of the program .. It is created by the installer for removing the program . .When it isnt find where are you gonna locate it ..? If you use another program's install log the program that you intend to remove wont be gone ..
    The error comes when the install program dont find the file on the expected location .. There is nothing you can do it ..

    Another solution can be to run the setup again and install the program all over it .. So a new copy of install.log will be created in the program directory ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by it_waaznt_me
    Nah .. Install.log contains the installation log of the program .. It is created by the installer for removing the program . .When it isnt find where are you gonna locate it ..? If you use another program's install log the program that you intend to remove wont be gone ..
    The error comes when the install program dont find the file on the expected location .. There is nothing you can do it ..

    Another solution can be to run the setup again and install the program all over it .. So a new copy of install.log will be created in the program directory ..
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    I am not talkin about that......
    I dont think you have read the post properly. Or may be I didn't write it properly...........
    Anyways, I aint not talkin about bringing some other installation log...........
    I'm sure you havent faced the problem after I read your post........
    It is a problem with Wise Installater (Hope you've heard 'bout that).......
    I've seen it with many programs............
    And yeah, about the install.log file, It is in the same installed program directory and still the error message is seen....

    Please do read the post again.................
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    Hey It_Wasnt_me,
    For instance, download any of the following programs and install 'em to a Ntfs Partition (in XP) and then try uninstalling it from the Add/Remove Programs. You will get an error message "Coluld not open Install.log file", however, install.log is there in the folder where it is installed.

    The problem is seen with many programs which use "Wise Installer" for installation/uninstallation.

    It was seen with Plugins of Ad-Aware SE(I saw it on Hexdump and TweakSE)............

    It was seen with System Mechanic 5 Pro/personal.

    It was also seen with Ad-Aware SE.

    and I think it is a common problem with "Wise Installation Wizard"
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    Umm... Not having NTFS these days .. Running Linux .. So cant check it ..
    Hope someone will be benefitted by this post ..
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    Default Re: "Could not Open Install.Log File!" Problem Solved!!

    Hey khattam_

    I joined this forum just so I could say Thank You! I installed a program then decided I didn't want it, but when I tried to uninstall I got the error message saying "wise uninstall could not open INSTALL.LOG file". I tried everything I could think of and was just about to use the log file to remove each and every reg entry manually, but I decided to try a Google search for a better solution, and I wound up here. Needless to say, your procedure worked like a charm!

    I know it's been almost two years since your original post, but I just wanted to bump up this thread in case anyone else ever encounters this error.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwolf
    Hey khattam_

    I joined this forum just so I could say Thank You! I installed a program then decided I didn't want it, but when I tried to uninstall I got the error message saying "wise uninstall could not open INSTALL.LOG file". I tried everything I could think of and was just about to use the log file to remove each and every reg entry manually, but I decided to try a Google search for a better solution, and I wound up here. Needless to say, your procedure worked like a charm!

    I know it's been almost two years since your original post, but I just wanted to bump up this thread in case anyone else ever encounters this error.

    Thanks again!
    Oh, this was helpful to at least one person....

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    Procedure Verified.

    Nice work man. This was a time saver

    My application was Civilization III Gold Edition installed onto a partition that was not the C:\ drive. I am not certain what the cause was but this was definately the cure.

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    Default Re: "Could not Open Install.Log File!" Problem Solved!!

    thnx for the info dude

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    Default Re: "Could not Open Install.Log File!" Problem Solved!!

    Well, I was excited to see this post and so many replies concuring that it worked. Unfortunately though I tried this and I still get the same error message. It definitely is using the WISE uninstaller to try to remove this particular program. I copied the log file to the desktop. Any ideas?

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