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How to set the default installation location

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 15:10

Hello, How you doing?

When I "Edit the default installation location", I do not want to install the application at the "ProgramFilesFolder", I tried to create a folder named "PV", this folder is parallel to the ProgramFilesFolder. I set the INSTALLDIR under this "PV" folder. I do "build installations" and generate the installation file. When I run the installation file, the default installation shows to be "D/PV/application". I tried at some of my friends' computer. Sometimes, it is on "C/PV/application". It seems that the destination disk is randomly chosen.

Could you tell me how to set the default installation location to be at "C/PV/application" all the time?

Thank you so much~

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 15:38

Do you really mean

I mean: is the missing : the problem? Or that it sometimes installs on the D: drive instead of the C: drive?

You could check the Directory table to see what is selected as the parent for the PV folder. To force installation to the C drive you could add a custom action (type 51 - set a property) that sets the destination proeprty of this folder. Insert this custom action in the InstallUI and I´nstallExecute sequences before CostFinalize each.

BTW in general it is recommended to install to a subfolder of the ProgramFilesFolder.