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Deleting Addons

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by JamesBrown, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    When you delete addons that have added tables to the database, does the uninstall remove the tables as well as the files? Thanks
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If the add-on has been written correctly, it should remove all traces from the database.

    Server files will generally not be removed - they must be manually deleted.
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  3. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Really need a method to identify server ( library/ ) files that are not related to core or any installed add-ons.
    Fred. likes this.
  4. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    I agree, This could cause security issues. Leaving old unused files is not really a good idea. I try to remove them, but sometimes they have files in multiple locations so it's not always easy.
    Mouth likes this.
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I keep a copy of any add-ons on my computer. When uninstalling I just look at the contents of the add-on on my computer and then delete the corresponding files and folders on the server. They are generally easy to find too as add-ons haven't their own folders in library, js and styles directories.

    I agree it would be good to have a simpler uninstallation process.
  6. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

    I do it the same way. (y)
  7. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

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