I have recently been given the task to update and old program of ours and create an installation package using the ancient tools that are installed on the development machine. In this case WISE installer 4.0.

Up to this point I have done 99% of everything I want to do, the one last thing seems very easy but it has eluded me. I want to create a shortcut in the startup menu but I cannot place an absolute address "c:\documents and settings\.....*.lnk" if I leave the drive info out then the folders are created from within the installation point of the main program. I can also use the variables available but none of them point to the new locations used by XP (versus win95).

Please help me how do I write the script to point to an absolute address?

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Hello Ron

I don't have 4.0 but I have tried this in 4.2 but no sure what the differences are.

1) Under Installation Expert go to Feature Details and there is an option called Shortcuts.

2) Clcik Add on the right hand side of the screen and choose if you are going to advertise the application then cick next.

3) Choose what the file is that you want the shortcut to point to. (this is proberly your .exe file) the click next.

4) Choose where you want the destination directory is going to be for your shortcut.

5) Click Finish.
Answered 04/30/2008 by: applereaper
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