Files in AppData for exisiting users

I have created a package which delivers common runtime files to Program Files but then the user files are set to every user's \AppData.
This works fine when I do an install and also when a new user logs onto the machine the correct files are copied to the new profiles AppData when the application is first run from the shortcut on the desktop. The problem is with users who already had profiles when the install was done, if they use the shortcut it is launching the userfiles under the profile of the original installee and doesn't install the user files to their profile. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Posted by: RJ 15 years ago
Purple Belt
Any INI/Config file in the pacakge pointing to the USER PROFILE?
Posted by: Babadog 15 years ago
Yellow Belt
No we just run a library file in users AppData, with the shortcut launching the common runtime and then the users own lbr. I have got the path to the libraries being stored in HKCU and that installs correctly, it is just the libraries that don't.
Posted by: AngelD 15 years ago
Red Belt
Any component installing files under the user's profile should have a HKCU registry entry as keypath for its component, is this true for you?
Posted by: anonymous_9363 15 years ago
Red Belt
To my mind, the app is reading the location of the libraries from somewhere and that somewhere is pointing at the wrong user's profile folder. As RJ alluded, does the app use an INI or something like that to store the path data? Perhaps a registry value in HKLM? As usual, a process/file/registry monitor will show you exactly what the app gets up to.
Posted by: jcarri06 15 years ago
Senior Purple Belt
If the installation is working fine when a new user logs on but not existing users, it could point to the existing user haven't conflicting data/config/registry causing a bit of trouble. Have you tried to force a self heal under a user who's not working correctly? If forcing a self heal works, you could look into putting an entry into ActiveSetup to trigger it.
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