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System Search [INSTALLDIR] and DestinationFolder

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 19:29


This is my first post here, so first off thank you for offering this forum for helping people!


I am fairly new to installshield and I have a Basic MSI project for an application that is trying to update an existing application with, but I am running into a few problems that I am hoping someone can assist me with;


1. System Search is used to set [INSTALLDIR] folder path based on the folder location of a file. This variable is set to the [TARGETDIR] directory table property. (I followed the instructions found here: http://elainejames.w...-installshield/

2. In the UI portion of setup, DestinationFolder dialogue is used to verify with the user the location found for the application, but this is where the problem is. If I leave the default variable [INSTALLDIR], the path is displayed simply as C:\. If I use [TARGETDIR], the correct path is displayed, but in either case when I browse to change it, the path will nto change to anything else.


Any thoughts?


Thanks in advance!



Edited by Logical1, 29 January 2014 - 19:30.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 15:40

First check the destination setting of your features. Are they using INSTALLDIR or TARGETDIR (InstallShield setups usually use INSTALLDIR)? Then set the appropriate one with System search.