How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

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rimvydukas
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How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by rimvydukas » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:17 pm

Hi,
We all know if we install heavy extension it may install additional things. I wonder, what is the best way to find out what I must remove in addition to my installed extension. I want to do clean uninstall and I don't want to leave any unneeded garbage. Thanks.

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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by Webdongle » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:37 pm

Look at the installation package and compare with the database and file system.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by KianWilliam » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:39 am

Is there an extension in joomla to achieve what rimvydukas said?
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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by Webdongle » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 am

Not that I know of. The only way I know of is to examine the install package and manually check the files and daabase to see if remnants exist.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by KianWilliam » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 am

ok, thank you for the response
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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by leolam » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:59 pm

@rimvydukas sometimes an extension has a badly coded uninstaller script. That means you do not see visibly the extension in a list but the files and folders are still present so is the database entry.

The best way to find out if all is installed perfectly is to go to the file system in your folder tree (cpanel or ftp) and check after uninstall if files/folders are still present. DO the same in phpMyAdmin for the respective table entries

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Re: How to completely remove extension with all of the dependencies

Post by Webdongle » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:47 pm

Examining the install package (for the extension) will give you clues where to look.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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