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The App that Won't Go Away

Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Darron Michael

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Posted: 16 Aug 2006

Here's a helpful hint from Cool Solutions reader Darron Michael ...

Deleting an app in ConsoleOne does not necessarily remove all traces. If a user has copied the app icon to their desktop, then they can still run the app, even after it has been deleted from NDS.

For example, I created a NAL application and delivered it via the NAL window to a user. The user selected the NAL app from the window and dragged it to the desktop, where it copied itself as a shortcut, complete with the red arrow that indicates it is a "delivered" application.

I later replaced this NAL app in NDS with a different one (even named differently) and deleted the old NAL app from NDS.

The old app's shortcut remains on the desktop, still shows that it points to a now-non-existent NAL app, and it still works. So, my user was still using the old app instead of the new replacement.

It took a few times launching Consoleone and looking for the nonexistent app before I realized what was going on. Once I did, I just deleted the shortcut from their desktop like any "normal" shortcut.

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