Uninstall Renamed-Moved-Copied Shortcuts

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Author: Red Wine (talk, contrib)


Description

The research on the subject uninstall shortcuts that have been possibly renamed and/or moved/copied started on this forum thread.
Requires RecFind.nsh by Afrow UK and ShellLink plug-in.

The Code

Name "My App"
OutFile "MyApp.exe"
InstallDir '$PROGRAMFILES\My App'
InstallDirRegKey HKCU "Software\My App" ""
ShowInstDetails show
ShowUninstDetails show
 
!include 'RecFind.nsh'
 
  !define ICON_SEARCH '$SMPROGRAMS$R0\$R1'
  !define DESK_SEARCH '$DESKTOP$R0\$R1'
  !define MyApp '$INSTDIR\makensisw.exe'
  !define Uninst '$INSTDIR\uninstall.exe'
 
  var SM_FOLDER
 
page directory
page instfiles
 
Section Install
 SetOutPath '$INSTDIR'
   File '${NSISDIR}\makensisw.exe'
   createshortcut '$DESKTOP\makensisw.lnk' '${MyApp}'
   createdirectory '$SMPROGRAMS\My App'
   createshortcut '$SMPROGRAMS\My App\makensisw.lnk' '${myApp}'
   writeuninstaller '${Uninst}'
   createshortcut '$SMPROGRAMS\My App\uninstall.lnk' '${Uninst}'
   WriteRegStr HKCU "Software\My App" "" "$INSTDIR"
sectionend
 
 # In order to examine the example uncomment the following section.
 # By doing this, shortcuts will be renamed and copied to All Users as well.
 # Of course you may manoually rename move copy the shortcuts the way you like.
/*
Section RenameCreatedShortCuts
   Rename '$SMPROGRAMS\My App' '$SMPROGRAMS\My Renamed App'
   Rename '$SMPROGRAMS\My Renamed App\makensisw.lnk' \
   '$SMPROGRAMS\My Renamed App\Renamed makensisw.lnk'
   Rename '$SMPROGRAMS\My Renamed App\uninstall.lnk' \
   '$SMPROGRAMS\My Renamed App\Renamed uninstall.lnk'
   CopyFiles '$DESKTOP\makensisw.lnk' '$DESKTOP\copied makensisw.lnk'
   StrCpy '$R9' '$SMPROGRAMS'
   StrCpy '$R8' '$DESKTOP'
   SetShellVarContext all
   CreateDirectory '$SMPROGRAMS\My ALL USERS App'
   CopyFiles '$R9\My Renamed App\*' '$SMPROGRAMS\My ALL USERS App'
   CopyFIles '$R8\makensisw.lnk' '$DESKTOP\ALL USERS makensisw.lnk'
   CopyFIles '$R8\copied makensisw.lnk' '$DESKTOP\copied ALL USERS makensisw.lnk'
SectionEnd
*/
 
Section Uninstall
   Delete ${MyApp}
   Delete ${Uninst}
   RmDir '$INSTDIR'
 
   Call un.StartMenuClean
   Call un.DesktopClean
 
   DeleteRegKey HKCU "Software\My App"
SectionEnd
 
Function un.StartMenuClean
  StrCpy '$R9' '0'
 start:
   ${RecFindOpen} '$SMPROGRAMS' '$R0' '$R1'
     ${RecFindFirst}
       ; DetailPrint '${ICON_SEARCH}'
	 ShellLink::GetShortCutTarget '${ICON_SEARCH}'
	 Pop $0
	 StrCmp '$0' '${MyApp}' 0 next
         MessageBox mb_ok '${ICON_SEARCH}'
	 StrCpy '$SM_FOLDER' '$R0'
         Delete '${ICON_SEARCH}'
       next:
	 StrCmp '$0' '${Uninst}' 0 end
	 MessageBox mb_ok '${ICON_SEARCH}'
         Delete '${ICON_SEARCH}'
       end:
     ${RecFindNext}
   ${RecFindClose}
 
   StrCmp '$SM_FOLDER' '' +3
   MessageBox mb_ok '$SMPROGRAMS$SM_FOLDER'
   RmDir '$SMPROGRAMS$SM_FOLDER'
 
  StrCmp '$R9' '1' func_end
  SetShellVarContext all
  StrCpy  '$SM_FOLDER' ''
  StrCpy '$R9' '1'
  goto start
 func_end:
FunctionEnd
 
Function un.DesktopClean
  StrCpy '$R9' '0'
 start:
   ${RecFindOpen} '$DESKTOP' '$R0' '$R1'
     ${RecFindFirst}
       ; DetailPrint '${DESK_SEARCH}'
	 ShellLink::GetShortCutTarget '${DESK_SEARCH}'
	 Pop $0
	 StrCmp '$0' '${MyApp}' 0 next
	 messagebox mb_ok '${DESK_SEARCH}'
         Delete '${DESK_SEARCH}'
         next:
     ${RecFindNext}
   ${RecFindClose}
  StrCmp '$R9' '1' func_end
  SetShellVarContext current
  StrCpy '$R9' '1'
  goto start
 func_end:
FunctionEnd

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