Hi Everyone!

I just recently started getting into deploying, right now I'm using VS Studio Deployment Project and after that Orca for customizing. I tried to read over Platfrom SDK help and your messageboard as well but couldn't find the solution to the following problem:

In full UI, on the form where install directory can be set, I'd like to set the default location to the directory where previous version was installed. As I understood from the SDK help, this can't be done with an executable custom action, but I don't know much about Scripting myself...

Anybody know of any way this could be somehow asked from previous install and set in current?

Thank you,
Chris
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I'd look into the use of the AppSearch action. If the old applications install folder is stored in the registry, you could read that and populate a property with the value.

For example, some applications store this value in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[AppId]\InstallLocation registry key.
Others may store a value in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\[ExecutableName.exe] etc etc etc.
Answered 02/24/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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Thank you very much... I should have known![:-]
Answered 02/24/2006 by: ChrisAtPhilo
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