Failed to uninstal SQL Server 2014 (The Folder Path Contains an Invalid Character) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have very specific problem. I was using SQL server 2014 to some project. Project of, all data gone. Now I trying uninstall SQL Server because I don't need it. But i get every time on every package the same error. Can somebody help me uninstall it and debug problem?

     I was try uninstall it via control panel and via powershell. It not help

    I got error in popup:

    "The folder path "Microsoft SQL Server" contains an invalid character."

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:17 PM

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  • Hi Krumo_Axel,


    Would you please tell us if you have removed  "Microsoft SQL Server" folder in  C:\Program Files? Please try to uninstall sql server manually by the steps in the link:


    Best regards,

    Dedmon Dai

    MSDN Community Support
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    Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:27 AM
  • Hi,

    I have SQL Server in this location and it was uninstalled. But the main project and files i have on drive D: witch was unplugged and I haven't any chance to restore it. Tommorow I will delete it using registry, because I haven't setup in C:/

    Monday, July 22, 2019 9:19 PM