Short path issue

Hi ,
I Have packaged one application,for "shortapth" name in directory table to INSTALLDIR I kept as MYAPPI~1|My Applications,

After installing this application , I am not able to find that shortpath name
I tried like this:
c:\cd Progra~1
c:\Progra~1>cd MYAPPI~1
Error message :System cannot find the path specified

Where I would have gone wrong , What I need to check or change,
Please help me, Hope I conveyed question properly
Thank You

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Answers (2)

Posted by: pjgeutjens 13 years ago
Red Belt

is this a typo or should it be MYAPPL~1 ?
Posted by: dunnpy 13 years ago
Red Belt

The short path for a directory called 'My Applications' would be 'MYAPPL~1' not 'myappi~1' as you've got it down as. Assuming that there isn't another directory already there that starts 'my appl....' - like 'my apples'.

If you open a DOS window and go into Program Files you will be able to run a dir /x which will show you the 8.3 names for the folders.

Even though you've specified it in the package you can't force a short name that doesn't match with the long name.

Hope this helps,

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