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I have installed the update from Joomla 3.3 to 3.4. After that, the Weblinks component showed an update, which could not be installed due to a missing database table.

Furthermore, the weblinks entry in the extension menu showed a 404 - component missing.
I then proceeded to deinstall the weblinks, but it says:

JFolder: :delete: The Path is no Folder! Pfad: /html/joomla/administrator/components/com_weblinks

JFolder: :delete: The Path is no Folder! Pfad:
/html/joomla/components/com_weblinks

Componentdeinstallation: Deinstallation not possible, please remove manually.

Packagedeinstallation: Manifest-File not found.

How do I remove the rests of the weblinks package from my Joomla installation?

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Before attempting anything below, make sure you have a working backup of your complete site, just in case.

FILES:

First check for any files in your Joomla installation. Using FTP look at and remove the whole folders (if found) in the following locations:

  • administrator/components/com_weblinks
  • components/com_weblinks
  • modules/mod_weblinks
  • plugins/search/weblinks
  • plugins/finder/weblinks


DATABASE:
Then with a database tool, like PHPmyAdmin, connect to your database and look at the following tables:

#__extensions

look for any rows where name LIKE '%weblinks%' and delete them. This will delete all references of the package/component/module/plugins of the weblinks.

#__categories

look for any rows where extension = 'com_weblinks' and delete them. This will clear your categories table from any weblinks categories.

#__assets

look for any rows where name LIKE '%com_weblinks%' and delete them. This will delete the asset for the component itself and also any possible categories of the weblinks component, that still have an asset in the assets table.

#__menu

look for any rows where path LIKE 'Weblinks%' and delete them. This will delete any references to the component in the admin menu.

#__weblinks

Delete the whole table.

I think I have included everything... as said at the top of my answer have a tested backup, in case something goes wrong while you are deleting folders and data in your database.

You might be also better if you try all these at a testing site.

  • Thank you for the fast and detailed response. I followed your instructions and I can not find any trace of the weblinks in my Joomla any more. Much thanks again for your help! – Skrodde Aug 11 '15 at 8:06

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