Hi you guys,
in my 11.2 winzip i wanted to change shortcuts to another folder. My installation then stopped and rolled back. To find the problem i changed step by step different things. Where i found the problem: addmenugroup in the property table set to 0 and then the installation stops again and rolled back without remarkable failure.
Any idea?? would appreciate if anybody can give me a hint. I am using orca and installshield, xp.

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Corinna
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Why not just change the Shortcut.Directory_ column value to ProgramMenuFolder or whatever folder you like to install the shortcut too.
Answered 06/13/2008 by: AngelD
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Hi @ll,

maybe you find this interesting.
The answer from winzip computing:

[blockquote]Hello Corinna, Thank you for the additional information. That one particular customproperty (ADDMENUGROUP) has only recently been discovered to bedefective in WinZip 11.2. A change to the WinZip programming involvingdiscerning Unicode folder names causes this install issue. The only workaround I can offer at this time is to leave theADDMENUGROUP set to '1' and only customize the other settings. Youcould, then set a startup script to delete theC:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WinZip folder. I'm sorry you have had to deal with this situation. Please let me know if you have any further questions. --Bill Glenister, WinZip Technical Support[/blockquote]So i know this is not my fault. I need to find an other solution for i cannot make such a script in my company. Maybe i wait until next version or i use the previous.
Thanks for your help so far :)

Corinna
Answered 06/16/2008 by: Corinna
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Hi Corinna,

As you seems to know about direct table editing why not leave the ADDMENUGROUP property as-is and just change the "shortcut" directory to your preferred location?
Answered 06/16/2008 by: AngelD
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Hi AngelD,

i tried your hint, but it does not work. The installation always fails, when i try to put the shortcuts in my new directory.
I now use version 11.1 and have no such problems.

thanks so far :)
Answered 06/20/2008 by: Corinna
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Corinna,

I had a look at version 11.2 and seems to be that WinZip (or who ever is doing their installation) is overdoing everything as usual and not using the build-in Windows Installer functions.

If I analyzed their custom action (named DoFixHelpMenu) correctly they install the shortcuts through this CA and not from the populated Shortcut table entries. Yes, the CA bounce out if the Shortcut.Directory_ column value is changed.
Just prevent the DoFixHelpMenu custom action from being executed in the InstallExecuteSequence table and then you should be safe to change the Shortcut.Directory_ column.
Answered 06/23/2008 by: AngelD
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ORIGINAL: AngelD
If I analyzed their custom action (named DoFixHelpMenu) correctly they install the shortcuts through this CA and not from the populated Shortcut table entries.
This is becoming more common, for some inexplicable reason....
Answered 06/24/2008 by: VBScab
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Ian,

One must wonder why.
They run a custom action which executes "C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP32.EXE" /nodesktop /nostartmenu /nomenugroup /autoinstall which sounds similar to the EXE "command line" installation. Are WinZip trying to hide that they are installing a legacy setup from an MSI?
Answered 06/24/2008 by: AngelD
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