Do I need to keep this folder?

I noticed there is a hidden folder in my Program Files directory called
"Zero G Registry" and contains an xml with lots of IntelliJ install history.
Do even need this folder? What is the point of having this?

--Grant


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It's probably uninstall data, but you could delete it I'm sure if it bothers you.

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On Thu, 12 Feb 2004 10:50:30 -0600, Grant Gochnauer wrote:

I noticed there is a hidden folder in my Program Files directory called
"Zero G Registry" and contains an xml with lots of IntelliJ install history.
Do even need this folder? What is the point of having this?


It's ZeroG's central registry of all applications installed using their
InstallAnywhere installers. It's used to track data about products as
they (or bits of them) are installed and uninstalled.

You can delete it if you like, but it'll be created the next time you
install any application using a ZeroG installer; (ii) you might reduce the
effectiveness of an installer that could use information from the registry
to modify its behaviour to, for example, ease upgrades or install add-ons.

You shouldn't affect the ability to cleanly uninstall applications if you
remove it since each installer also stores information in various files
(usually) within the installation location e.g. there's probably a
directory named UninstallerData in the IDEA installation directory.

--
Mark Scott

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