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Usually the windows-uninstall only deletes files created during installation, but not configuration (or save or screenshoots) files created during usage of the program. And if you reinstalled gw2 on the same computer it uses the still existing config files.

Username and passsword are stored (crypted) in

C:\Users\<your windoes account>\AppData\Roaming\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat

if you don't delete that manually it stays.

(This is for normal (not Steam) GW2, no clue how it is for the steam version.)

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11 hours ago, Dayra.7405 said:

Usually the windows-uninstall only deletes files created during installation, but not configuration (or save or screenshoots) files created during usage of the program. And if you reinstalled gw2 on the same computer it uses the still existing config files.

Username and passsword are stored (crypted) in

C:\Users\<your windoes account>\AppData\Roaming\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat

if you don't delete that manually it stays.

(This is for normal (not Steam) GW2, no clue how it is for the steam version.)

That makes sense. Although I think everything should be gone.

Anyway, thanks a lot!

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4 hours ago, DLR.9823 said:

That makes sense. Although I think everything should be gone.

Anyway, thanks a lot!

its bad practice for applications to remove user files while uninstalling, because they have per-user settings. if you uninstalled an application ant it deleted the data for all users on a multi-user computer, you'd be destroying something they technically own, which is morally dubious.

 

that's why uninstalling (usually) only removes program files.

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