VSExtComp might delete program search path

Versions of vsextcomp up to 0.5 will delete the search path for executables upon deinstallation. This search path is stored at

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1\VC\VC_OBJECTS_PLATFORM_INFO\Win32\Directories\Path Dirs

Make sure you backup that key before deinstallation, and restore it afterwards.
If you have already inadvertently deleted the key, you can restore it to the installation default, which is something like

$(VCInstallDir)bin;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\Tools\bin\prerelease;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\Tools\bin;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\tools;$(VSInstallDir)Common7\ide;C:\Program
Files\HTML Help
Workshop\;$(FrameworkSDKDir)bin;$(FrameworkDir)$(FrameworkVersion);C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem

Posted by Martin v. Löwis 2006-02-20