Hello All -

Have an interesting situation. Basically created a .msi file with .mst file using InstallShield Tuner 7.0. The deploy works seamless. However, after the install - it seems that windows will not recongnize file format. For example - after install - lets say you have a .pdf setting on your desktop. The icon is the "generic" windows icon - unlike when windows notices it as a .pdf. You may open the .pdf with no problem. Even under file types in explorer it states .pdf.

If you download the package from Adobe - no problems.

Any suggestions?


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The icon Windows uses for any recognized extension is determined in the registry.
Lets say you have a PDF file:

look here:
the default value is AcroExch.Document right?

so look here:

The value of DefaultIcon might point to the cached instance of the once-upon-a-time Acrobat MSI - which may be gone for some reason. You could in turn edit the value to be equal to whatever file (EXE or DLL) does have that icon.

Just an idea, definitely the place to start looking for the root of the problem.
Answered 06/16/2006 by: fosteky
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I had the same problem. It turned out that there is a folder c:\windows\installer inside this folder are several folders with sids as names. Find the one that belongs to your version of acrobat and make sure that you manually add it to the files list in Wise Package Studio. This folder has the icon associations that the registry is looking for. Wise automatically excludes this folder from the scan and even when I told it to include the folder in the configuration file, wise pacage studio still did not scan it for changes so I added it manually. Yuu will need to recompile the package.

Problem solved after spending many hours trying to figure it out.

Hope it is that simple for you

Good Luck
Answered 06/20/2006 by: jokramer
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I have been given an exe which is a adobe acrobat standard executable.
Searching on google it seem to be a third party work. EXE name is 22001904.exe I found some detail on http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ASKIT/howto/software/adobe/18006instacro.htm My question is how do i extract the content of this installshield file. /a switch does not work and starts installing. Any Clues?? Thanks in Advance
Answered 06/21/2006 by: karanmalhotra
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Some how i found that Winrar could extract this file. Just right click and say Extract
Answered 08/29/2006 by: karanmalhotra
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