For the last few months I have been installing programs on a second internal hard drive, with the drive letter of F. To upgrade the program to version 4,26,0,1000, I decided to do a clean install, as the previous version was still on the C drive. So I uninstalled the previous version and, when installing and the time came to choose a folder to install to, I used the browse button to change from the standard C:\Program Files folder to point it to F:\ProgramFiles2.
When the installation was complete, I checked the installation folder and found that SAS had not created a subfolder to install to--instead, the files were copied to the ProgramFiles2 folder. I thought this might happen since the new folder was not spelled out in the filepath after I had browsed to the destination folder, but I have been installing other programs that also don't inform you that a new folder will be created, but they do create a folder to hold their program's files, so I thought this would be the same. I'm sure an SAS folder gets created if it doesn't already exist in C:\Program Files, why doesn't it happen for whatever folder I point it to on my F drive and is that by design?
Here is the data from my shortcut properties if that will help:
Start in: F:\ProgramFiles2\
I didn't think this was very important as I planned to just do another clean install and type in a folder name. Before that happened I read about the Uninstaller Assistant so I downloaded it and used it to uninstall 4,26,0,1000 from my F drive. That turned out to be a mistake, since the entire ProgramFiles2 folder was deleted. That included other programs that had been installed to that folder--the installation folders and files of six other programs were deleted. Fortunately, doing a System Restore got them back for me. But now I am back to 4,26,0,1000 installed on F without its own installation folder and unsure how to proceed. If I use the regular uninstaller (thru Add/Remove), will my ProgramFiles2 folder get deleted again? How do I uninstall if so? I am pretty good at doing a manual uninstall, but with SAS self protection I imagine there is more to it than usual. Please PM me with instructions if this is something that shouldn't be posted in public. I do hope this will be corrected so it doesn't happen to someone else--any help I can be in that regard do please let me know.
I'm running XP SP3, AntiVir and Windows Firewall.
BTW, the download page says the latest version is now 4.26.1002, so I downloaded it and plan to install it when I get the previous version uninstalled. But the home page still says the latest version is 4,26,0,1000.