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i have a problem with my msi package,when i building msi, gets error about that can`t finde folder. the folder name starts with %Folder% ......... so how i understand that msi building dont understand that specifik name, and under files i see that it maded folder like %folder% and subfolder, and i can`t build msi
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Check out the 'Directory' table. The error is likely to be there.
Answered 09/07/2009 by: VBScab
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what should i change that building msi,it would understand %Folder% ?
Answered 09/07/2009 by: lanselots
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I don't know, since I can't see what the application's folder structure is meant to look like.

I suspect you have one entry there with the folder name defined as '%folder%'.

You're a Wise Package Studio user, IIRC? If you click the very top of the column titled 'Full Directory' so the is sorted alphabetically, it should be obvious what the name should be, if you know the folder structure of the application.
Answered 09/07/2009 by: VBScab
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How many such folders are there? can you try custom action? by which run time you can change folder name? what do you say VBScab?
Answered 09/07/2009 by: abking99
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I say, Custom Actions are there to be used where native MSI functionality doesn't provide a solution. They're not there to build work-arounds for those who can't be bothered to find out what's happening.
Answered 09/07/2009 by: VBScab
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yes...what i wanted to say is, give any other name by which msi will get generated, and after generation at the time of installing we can change it's directory names....this is just an idea, not solution.
Answered 09/07/2009 by: abking99
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It sounds like you're talking about taking a back-up of the original MSI before editing it? Surely that's a given? Only a fool would edit a file before creating a back-up.

In the OP's case, if he is indeed a WPS user, that product can be set to create back-ups on each compile, a no-brainer for anyone.

I'm not sure what that exercise would have to do with Custom Actions, though, since CAs are internal to an MSI...
Answered 09/07/2009 by: VBScab
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