[wix-users] Windows 10 uninstall of shortcuts failing

David Watson dwatson at sdl.com
Fri Aug 21 06:47:50 PDT 2015

Windows 10 like windows 8 before it pays scant regard to the folder structure of your shortcuts and flattens them out.

So for this release that supports windows 10 I decided to have a very basic structure in the start menu.
I used to create a company named folder then have products underneath it, now I just create Product folders directly in the root.

I didn?t notice any issues with uninstalling.

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-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Damian Dixon
Sent: 21 August 2015 07:03
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Subject: [wix-users] Windows 10 uninstall of shortcuts failing


We are finding that the installer we built with Windows Installer (WiX)
does not uninstall its shortcuts on Windows 10. The uninstall works on
Windows 7 perfectly fine. We had to make changes when Windows 8/8.1 came
out for shortcuts to work.

Has Microsoft changed what needs to be done for shortcuts on Windows 10?
If they have does anyone have a solution?

Has anyone found any other issues with installers on Windows 10?


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