There are a lot of places with instructions on how to uninstall AOL 6.
TO UNINSTALL AOL 6.0, PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW:
Click on START, select SETTINGS, then click on CONTROL PANELS.
Double-click on ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.
Select AMERICA ONLINE, then click on ADD/REMOVE or CHANGE/REMOVE.
NOTE: To remove more than one copy simultaneously, you can select
multiple copies of America Online. To save your downloaded files and your
Personal Filing Cabinet files to your Desktop, ensure that the checkmark is
next to “Downloaded files” and “Personal Filing Cabinet files.”
Select the copy of America Online you want to remove, then click on NEXT.
Click on NEXT when prompted to uninstall the copy of America Online you
NOTE: If you have removed all copies of America Online from your computer,
then continue with step 7 of these instructions.
Select the copy of America Online you wish associate your AOL sounds and
AOL icons to, then click on NEXT.
NOTE: You may click on SKIP if you do not wish to re-associate your AOL
sounds and AOL icons and wish to delete the AOL shortcuts from your
Click on FINISH to complete the uninstall process.
If prompted to restart the computer, click on OK.
When you uninstall the AOL software, there will be two folders that are
automatically saved to your Windows Desktop by default. These folders are:
- AOL Saved Files
- AOL Saved PFC
These folders will include any personal files you have created that are part
of the software.
The AOL Saved Files folder will contain downloaded files. The AOL Saved PFC
folder will contain a folder labeled Organize, which contains your Screen
Names along with Personal Filing Cabinets and Favorite Places. For versions
of AOL previous to AOL 6.0, your e-mail Address Book will be included within
the Organize folder as well.
Uninstalling will not remove your AOL Address Book, AOL Buddy List, AOL Stock
Portfolio, nor will it remove any e-mail that you have not yet read. These
settings are saved on America Online servers.
The AOL logging feature to log chat and Instant Message notes will be saved
in your My Documents folder as a default setting, so you will not lose those
unless you have changed the directory to save your log files to an AOL folder.