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Desktop Calendar 0.5 FAQ

How do I uninstall the calendar?

Uninstall the calendar like any other program, click on the Start button and open up Control Panel:

opening control panel screenshot

When asked to pick a category, click on "Add or Remove Programs":

opening add or remove programs in control panel screenshot

Select "Desktop Calendar" in the list of installed programs and click "Remove".

add or remove programs screenshot

You will be asked to confirm the removal, click "Yes":

confirm uninstall screenshot

The removal wizard will start. Click "Next" to continue:

removal wizard welcome screenshot

You will now see the component removal options. As the "Custom" selection options have not been implemented, click "Finish" to proceed and remove everything:

removal wizard components screenshot

You will be notified when the uninstall is complete, and asked to restart to finalise the uninstall:

uninstall complete screenshot


Although the uninstaller works in almost all cases, there may be some instances when traces are left. When this is the case, here is how to remove the program manually:

Make sure the calendar is closed, by right clicking on one of the day cells and selecting "Exit".

Now go to the folder where you installed the calendar.

e.g. C:\Program Files\Desktop Calendar\

If you've entered any events into the calendar then there should be a file called "calendar.dat". If you want to keep your events move this file to a safe place, otherwise just delete it.

If you've installed any additional Wallpaper Packs, then there will be folders in the directory matching the name of the pack(s):

e.g. C:\Program Files\Desktop Calendar\Animals\

Again you can either move or delete these.

You may also find any of the following files in the desktop calendar folder:

Desktop Calendar.exe main program executable file
ResetDCPosition.exe tool to reset the calendar's position
colours.ini settings file for the colour schemes
History.txt text file containing version history
License.txt text file containing disclaimer
RemoveDC.exe part of the uninstaller
unins000.dat part of the uninstaller
unins000.exe part of the uninstaller


Lastly are the registry entries. Please do not edit your registry unless you know what you are doing as it can cause irreparable damage to your operating system. Here are the keys Desktop Calendar uses:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Desktop Calendar


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Desktop Calendar

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Desktop Calendar