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Installer and MyDocuments folder

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 12:43

Is there any ability to install files to MyDocuments folder for each user on PC using only MSI installer.


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 02:11

You can set the install path for your components to [PersonalFolder] to install to the current user's My documents folder.


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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:42

Note, however, if you're using Wise package Studio, that it can become 'confused' occasionally about where the user profile folders (including 'All Users') actually is.

At all the clients I've worked at which use WPS, I've added the Custom Actions which appear in all InstallShield MSIs - SetAllUsersProfile2K, SetAllUsersProfileNT and SetUserProfileNT - to WPS's 'Windows Application' template. Here's how they appear in the tables (you'll need to edit the sequence numbers in InstallExecuteSequence themselves, obviously...)

"SetAllUsersProfileNT","51","ALLUSERSPROFILE","[%SystemRoot]\Profiles\All Users\"

"SetAllUsersProfile2K","VersionNT >= 500","675"
"SetAllUsersProfileNT","VersionNT = 400","650"

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