I have an existing MSI that I need to add an empty folder (called Blank Folder) to the User's profile.

C:\Users\TestUser\Blank Folder

I opened the existing MSI in adminstudio - 'Files and Folders' - 'Show predefined folder' - I selected 'UserProfile' and added my 'Blank Folder' folder.

When I save the MSI then install it - the folder isn't added.

I tried a snapshot of manually creating the folder and the new snapshot installs the folder. When comparing the existing MSI (that I've added the folder to) and the snapshot of just the folder, everything appears the same except for the attribute of the component - it's 8 on the modified MSI, and 0 on the snap.

Any ideas why the folder isn't added to the existing MSI?

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try the CreateFolder table
Answered 10/27/2011 by: kardock
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Thanks for your reply - I do have the entry in CreateFolder.
Answered 10/27/2011 by: Meic
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Please generate a log file of your installation by using the /l*vx <path> switch and post it in this thread.
Answered 10/27/2011 by: Teitan
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If you have the entry in the CreateFolder table of your MSI for this folder, make sure it is linked to a component that always gets installed with the product. Also, since it's a folder in the userprofile, you might need to trigger a self-heal or a repair, be it through an advertised shortcut or ActiveSetup, for this folder to be created for seperate users.

I would consider putting the folder into a seperate component, and giving that component a keypath that is an HKCU registry key, to make sure a repair will take this component into scope.

Answered 10/27/2011 by: pjgeutjens
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