Guys, I'm hoping you can tell me where to even start with this one!!! (I'm new to Wise)
I have an application called Trans. This application installs fine, but when you lauch it for the first time you get an error that says " Database Folder was not found" (C:\DocxxxxSxxx\user\My Documents\Database)would like to create it?" You have to click Yes. It puts two files Trans.mdb, Trans1.mdb inside the Database folder then it works fine. I would like to move this folder because My Documents gets redirected to a network location.
Now my question is, is there a way to find some reference to this? I know when you first launch the Trans.exe it has to call a .dll or script to create the Database folder and files.
I have looked the Directory Table and File Table for the folder and .mdb files, but no references are found.
Could this be a Custom Action?
I'm sorry if I don't explain it well, but I'm new to this?
Thanks in advance
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I couldnt get ur question Joe.

1) wat i understood is there are two user related files gettin installed once u launch the shortcut and then it works fine.

2) Now wat u sayin abt the redirection of the user files ????I couldnt get this part.

First learn abt the System context installation Joe.When u install the package via system context "No user related Entries wil appear"

If i my first part of my understandin is right frm ur ques! Those are run time files ,jus copy those files and paste it in INSTALLDIR and
copy those files to the specified location using active setup via copy file command.Specify log off log on required.

I couldn't get the latter part of your question can u elaborate clearly !!!
Answered 06/24/2011 by: kanthsri87
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Could this be a Custom Action?
No, these are created in the run time.

I don't think you can move this folder since this application looks at the particular path for the database folder and you cannot change the functionality.

You can include those files in your package.
Answered 06/24/2011 by: naveen.packager
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[Here we go again...]

First, you will find this an uphill battle until you learn the fundamentals of Windows Installer. Read and digest Phil Wilson's The Definitive Guide to Window Installer. Then, read here on AppDeploy about self-healing. Find the link to Ed Tippelt's excellent article on same. Finally, add the user-level feature containing these files as a parent feature to an existing feature which contains an advertised entry-point (all of which will make sense once you've read Ed's article).
Answered 06/25/2011 by: VBScab
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Thanks for the good info guys.

kanthsri87- this app was purchased for one computer license and I would like to redirec the Database folder (\Current User\My Documents) that way, when a second user logs on they can also have access to the contents of Database.
Answered 06/26/2011 by: joe.martinez25
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