I just created a capture with Installshield and getting an error when i try to test my package:

Error 2714. Invalid value for default folder name: 4_9_DO~1|4.9/doc/html.

Vendor created directory html with documentation in it. Or this directory is not an issue?

Thank you.

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There is no chance of getting this folder name when you capture an exe and create msi.. Recapture it and see.
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This is because / can not be used in folder name.. Your default folder name contains / in LONGFILENAME part.

SHORTFILENAME|LONGFILENAME

Answered 06/21/2012 by: jagadeish
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  • Should i change it to: 4_9_DO~1|4.9|doc|html in the directory table?
  • It is wrong.. You should not have / in your folder name.. | symbol shoud not be used like this.... There is no chance of getting this folder name when you capture an exe and create msi.. I don't know how did you get a folder name like this..
  • To include a long file name with the short file name, separate it from the short file name with a vertical bar (|). For example, the following two strings are valid:
    Status.txt
    Projec~1.txt|Project Status.txt
    Short and long file names must not contain the following characters:
    \ ? | > < : / * "
    In addition, short file names must not contain the following characters:
    + , ; = [ ]
    No space is allowed preceding the vertical bar (|) separator for the short file name/long file name syntax. Short file names may not include a space, although a long file name may. A space can exist after the separator only if the long file name of the file name begins with the space. No full-path syntax is allowed.
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I changed it to: 4_9_DO~1|4.9\doc\html

and still getting the error: Error 2714. Invalid value for default folder name: 4_9_DO~1|4.9\doc\html.

Answered 06/21/2012 by: ogeccut
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  • You should not change the LONGFILENAME part at any cost.. I think the capture itself wrong.. Recapture your application and see..
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Neither the long or short filename should include any path information, except a single folder or file name.

 

Check the Directory table to ensure that the entire path is being built properly.

Answered 06/22/2012 by: VBScab
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Directory table looked correct. I ended up deleting the folder and then added manually and that worked.

Answered 06/22/2012 by: ogeccut
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