I installed an msi, On clicking the shortcut, My computer Opens.. Why?
0 Comments   [ + ] Show Comments

Comments

Please log in to comment

Rating comments in this legacy AppDeploy message board thread won't reorder them,
so that the conversation will remain readable.

Answers

0
lol
Answered 02/08/2010 by: MSIPackager
Third Degree Black Belt

Please log in to comment
0
did the RAM fall out?
Answered 02/08/2010 by: timmsie
Fourth Degree Brown Belt

Please log in to comment
0
no the RAM did not fall out. But i m still stuck here.. And Guys do yal always be so sarcastic to people who have just started packaging?
Answered 02/08/2010 by: mitrokin
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Sorry, not meaning to be sarcastic - it just seemed at the other extreme from your other post and made me laugh (a bit)

We'll need some more information to help you out - e.g. what is your shortcut pointing to in your MSI ?

What are you using to edit the package - WPS / InstallShield / WinInstall / Orca ?

I assume you've repackaged a vendor install to create your MSI ?

Cheers,
Rob.
Answered 02/08/2010 by: MSIPackager
Third Degree Black Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Only if you don't provide the information needed to assist you...

What MSI?
Did you create it?
What tool did you create it in?
What application is it?
Is it a .lnk file or advertised shortcut?
What Operating system?
Any other pertinent information regarding your problem that you'd like to share?

We're not mind readers - look at it from out point of view and provide the information that we need to offer a sensible suggestion to your issue - otherwise you'll just get the stupid ones [:D]

Dunnpy
Answered 02/08/2010 by: dunnpy
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Ok guys i'll psot it tomo. I am back home and finally feeling sleepy
Answered 02/08/2010 by: mitrokin
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
0
I guess there is something wrong with the file associations in your package.
Answered 02/08/2010 by: sunny07
Senior Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Did you advertize the shortcuts ?
Answered 02/08/2010 by: mekaywe
Brown Belt

Please log in to comment
0
something wrong with the file associationsThe OP is clicking a shortcut, not a file.

@OP: it sounds very much to me like you could use some training. In the meantime, download and digest Phil Wilson's ouevre, The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer. Also, Google for "application packaging best practise": the first few links are worth pursuing. Next, search Windows Live for John McFadyen's blog.

As to the current issue, recreate the MSI: it's seriously broken.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Ian, you should considerably expand your sig... [:)]
Answered 02/09/2010 by: MSIPackager
Third Degree Black Belt

Please log in to comment
0
I did when I added the last lot of changes but there's no room LOL. I'd need to use the CODE tag to get it all in.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
-2
Hi,

This usually happens when there is lot og junk resources in your application (especially in registry) or try using active setup (may be the application is having user data),check and test it.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: shweta_kar
Blue Belt

Please log in to comment
0
This usually happens when there is lot og junk resources in your application (especially in registry) or try using active setupHuh?
Answered 02/09/2010 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Please log in to comment
0
This usually happens when there is lot og junk resources in your application (especially in registry) or try using active setup

Re-install MDAC
Delete your temp files
Run a Check Disk
Defrag the drive

All problems should then be magically fixed ! ;o)
Answered 02/09/2010 by: michaelnowell
Second Degree Blue Belt

Please log in to comment
0
Seriously sorry for moving long gone thread, but:

Made transform using AS8.6 for Google SketchUp 8 Pro and I came accross same problem.
As SketchUp has no advertised shortcuts, but there were several configuration files of LayOut module and I needed them to be moved to limited users AppData folder, I made them. Everything works fine till self heal is triggered - after running shortcut it runs self heal and then opens My Computer instead of actual product. Second run of same shortcut, where self heal isn't triggered, it opens actual component (Sketch, LayOut or Style builder).

Any ideas about what could be wrong with advertised shortcut?
Answered 06/30/2011 by: vQ
Yellow Belt

Please log in to comment
Answer this question or Comment on this question for clarity