I recently installed an evaluation program on my computer. I’m not going to mention the name of the software here since I don’t want to give it anymore publicity that it already has from the adoring public. I decided the program wasn’t to my liking, so I uninstalled it.
Well, well, well. I am very disappointed that the uninstall program did not completely live up to what it is supposed to do, which is clean up what was previously installed. The most annoying part of it all is that the program left me with a non-workable icon in the control panel which constantly reminded me of the software.
This to me was very annoying. I tried deleting it a couple of times, but failed to do so. I even tried going to the windows registry and deleting all entries to the software, but still the non working icon remained in my control panel. Finally, with a little bit of research on the internet, the problem was solved.
The icons in the control panel are actually files with “cpl” extensions. They are usually located in the windows system 32 directory. If you can’t find them there, just perform a full search on your entire computer and look for any file with a “cpl” exptension.
If found, just delete the cpl you want deleted and wallah! Your control panel is now clean as a whistle. No more dead and obsolete icons. Hiya!