Re: Accidentally deleted Jaws18, now install says that it is already installed?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>

Hi Peter,
Below is the way FS tech support now recommends to repair Jaws:
From: Adrian Spratt
Hi. I'm writing to explain the new JAWS repair method I learned today from VFO. Previously, I'd taken the file of the currently running JAWS build, put it in the C drive, copied the exact wording into a Windows run dialog, etc.
this procedure failed twice for me today. VFO seems to know about this because when I called, they had me follow the procedure I'll detail below, and it worked. I don't know why it is different, but somehow it is. So, here goes.

First, make sure you have the .exe file on your system for the JAWS build you're running. You can download it from the FS/VFO website.

Unlike before, it doesn't seem to matter where you keep it on your system.

Close all running apps.

Highlight the JAWS .exe file.

Press shift-F10.

Arrow up to "Copy as path." Press enter.

Open the run dialog with Windows key-r.

Press control-v, then spacebar, then / (the forward slash key), then the word "type", spacebar, and then the word "repair."

Let me try that command line a different way. After pressing control-v followed by the spacebar, continue with /type repair

Then press enter.

The process went more smoothly than any JAWS repair I can remember, and it went all the way to the end.

I hope this is useful.
Take care.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2017 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: Accidentally deleted Jaws18, now install says that it is already installed?


Yes I did delete the entire "program files" folder. I forgot about the
recycle bin.

On this desktop, I have Win10 working. Also NVDA and Narrator allows me
to navigate. I also have FireFox and Thunderbird and most of the other
apps are in the "program files (x86)" folder.

I cannot do a repair on Jaws if there is no Jaws installed. Unless you
can do it with the Jaws 18 downloaded file or DVD.

The question is there a hidden folder with the Jaws 18 setup files that
the wizard said was being copied to the hard drive. After the copy
progress clicks finish, I'm told that the program is already installed.
I cannot force it to continue the installation.

The "add remove programs" list has Jaws 18 on it, but it is not
responsive. It cannot find the program to do the uninstall.

There may be a hidden file folder with a program that would allow a
forced install.

My laptop has Win 10 and Jaws 18. Can I just copy the "Freedom
Scientific" folder from the laptop to the desktop?

Maybe I can install Jaws 16 or 17.

I'm waiting for the Win 10 version 17 to give me the ability to run it
on a USB penn drive with Narrator.

Peter T.

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