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Another one that is proabably something so simple, but when i create a package, everything goes fine, package works and installs no dramas, but if I add anything to it (for instance a shortcut) then try to recompile i always get errors saying "File with Key ********* located at ********** could not be compressed this may be a temporary location. Make sure the file ********* has a source"

The location it is looking for is pointing to the location I originally included the files from (on my clean test machine).

Im sure it is something simple. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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HI Houston:

Since you repackaged this application on your clean test machine and now you're testing it on another machine therefore its not able to find the source that Wise captured during repackaging session. Make sure that you either have the source file or you remove it from the installation. The problem will be solved get back in case if it does'nt...
Answered 02/26/2007 by: wiseapp
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This happened to me when first using Wise (after being using InstallShield),
when repackaging, in SetupCapture, at the second screen, where says "Specify Target Installation Files"
you should check the option below : "Copy Source Files During Installation Save "
and select a path where to copy them, so then the project doesn't needs the target machine of the installation, only the files in the selected directory.
I also check the "Store Source File Pathnames as Relative Pathnames", as I package for different OS and languages.

Hope it Helps!

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Answered 02/27/2007 by: KrisBcn
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Thanks you both, I thought it would be something like that. I had looked at that option in the capture process. I was wondering why some MSI's that my predecessor had created had a "Program Files" directory structure etc under the same folder as the MSI was deployed from, it must be because of that!

Thanks again Guys!
Answered 02/27/2007 by: houston
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Way to go Houston! Keep Packaging:)
Answered 02/28/2007 by: wiseapp
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The thing that I dont get is the files are already IN the MSI! Shouldn't it be able to read them from there? Or just modify the existing package?
Answered 02/28/2007 by: houston
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Yes it can do so but you have to change the path variables/source directories, do this:

1. Open the package
2. Goto Tools>Convert Source Paths
3. Select the paths higlighted and then select Change Selected Path
4. Browse to the directory where the source is and click ok
5. Click ok and then re-compile your package

The package would now pick up files from the new sources...

I hope this works for you, do keep us posted...
Answered 02/28/2007 by: wiseapp
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Ah ha! Thats what I was after!!! Thanks heaps man.
Answered 02/28/2007 by: houston
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My Pleasure! Houston, Hope your MSI is working fine now?
Answered 03/01/2007 by: wiseapp
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