Gaim automagically uninstalled?

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue May 8 10:20:42 EDT 2007

On 5/8/07, scott_sauyet <scott at> wrote:
> Daniel Atallah wrote:
> >On 5/8/07, scott_sauyet <scott at> wrote:
> >> I've had a few bizarre PC problems in the last few days, and the first
> >> sign
> >> of them was when GAIM disappeared on me.  Completely.  My profile was
> >> still
> >> there, but the program was gone.  Is there some magical uninstaller
> >> related
> >> to the lawsuit?
> >
> > This is actually not anything bizarre - new versions of Windows Gaim
> > (and also Pidgin, with the exception of beta7 due to a bug) have
> > always uninstalled the old version.
> This happened out of the blue.  I didn't knowingly try to upgrade GAIM or
> install Pidgin.  I'm used to GAIM just running in the system tray.  I went
> to look for it to IM someone and it wasn't there.  So I went to the start
> menu, and the program wasn't there.  I went to the program files directory,
> and it was entirely gone.  But I'm pretty sure there was no instance of
> Pidgin in its place.  Is there some automatic update that might have been
> interrupted?

There are no automatic updates.  You (or someone else) would have had
to choose to uninstall it.


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