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    How To search for & delete your vendor.xml file.

    How to find Vendor.xml on Windows XP -
    (For also the Windows Vista and Windows 7 instructions see below XP)

    Recently we have seen a wave of rouge phantom Vendor.xml ninja's that hide and do not want removed. A suggestion I have is instead of going into the apploader folder and deleting it, use this method to remove all traces of it. So lets get to it.

    Step 1 - Open search and set to search all hidden and sub folders.



    Step 2 - Delete any and all Vendor.xml files there. (Please ignore my other vendor files... you are looking for only .xml)



    Step 3 - no pic required empty you recycle bin.

    Step 4 - repeat step 1.

    If there are no vendor.xml in the search this time you should be good to go. Like is said before just remember to search instead of deleting just from the folder hopefully this will help someone.


    How to find Vendor.xml on Windows Vista -


    Step 1 - Click the start menu and at the bottom type in vendor.xml.



    Step 2 - click on advanced search as shown...



    Step 3 - Checkmark the box for search non indexed hidden, etc, type in vendor again, and then make sure you are searching your computer.



    Step 4 - Delete any vendor.xml that show up in there, empty your recycle bin and repeat step one just to make sure you got them all. And there ya have it.


    How to find Vendor.xml on Windows 7 -

    ( C: )... Program Files(x86)... Common Files... Research In Motion... App Loader...

    ( C: )... Users... (your user directory)... App Data... Roaming... Research In Motion... BlackBerry... Loader XML...

    To search from the field entry just go to C: drive and type vendor.xml in search field. It may take a bit to search if you haven't indexed your C: drive.

    After you have found the Vendor.xml files be sure to delete, empty your recycle bin, and repeat the search to make sure you got them all and they are deleted.
    Last edited by jnepsa; 09-20-2009 at 03:02 PM.
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    great post jn, this should help a lot of people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laney View Post
    great post jn, this should help a lot of people
    Thanks I hope

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    Nice post J. Thank you.

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    Good stuff Jnepsa. Thanks for posting and I'm looking forward to the vista version.
    I know it's quite a problem of those users
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    Probably my biggest complaint about Win 7 is that they got rid of that way of searching.

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    Nice Neppez! Let me know if you need the screen shots for Vista 64!
    This will definitely help many users! Olta might even add this to her Upgrade/Downgrade!!!

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    I am not going to get the vista version up until tonite but it will be there.

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    Great post...in know this has caused me frustration a few times.
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    OP updated for vista users

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonfyc View Post
    Nice Neppez! Let me know if you need the screen shots for Vista 64!
    This will definitely help many users! Olta might even add this to her Upgrade/Downgrade!!!
    Jason.. if the vista 64bit is different than what I posted for vista 32 please feel free to post them here or email me and will add to the OP.. Like wise for anyone that already has win7

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    You missed out the most important first stage.....

    ....remove 'animated dog' from search function!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Its 3 in the morning and i was ready to throw my computer out the window.
    Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!
    Glad you got your fix Linda! Good luck with the OS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Its 3 in the morning and i was ready to throw my computer out the window.
    Thank you soooooo much!!!!!!!

    good to hear it and let us know if we can help more..

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinM View Post
    You missed out the most important first stage.....

    ....remove 'animated dog' from search function!
    work pc so it stays lmao

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    Please help me. I have a 9630 with Sprint. I was following the information above and found 2 vendor.xml files. One of them i was able to delete the other is in a folder that i cant follow via the address the search is turning up then when i open the folder the only actions i can perform are "copy" and "extract" What do I do??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miskeeter View Post
    Please help me. I have a 9630 with Sprint. I was following the information above and found 2 vendor.xml files. One of them i was able to delete the other is in a folder that i cant follow via the address the search is turning up then when i open the folder the only actions i can perform are "copy" and "extract" What do I do??
    have you checked to see if the os will install without deleting the other one? sometimes your PC will have one that cant be deleted

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    thanks man i got it..........i got the new version...i was trying to solve this since last week....but i got it thanks a lot.

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    Glad you liked it and you got it.
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