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Run Time Error

s_lavie asked
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18

I created a setup program using the setup wizard of VB-5.0

After setup the program I tried to run it (in the same computer which the program was writed), I got en error mesage box such as: "Run-time error '76': Path not found"

What could be wrong and how can I fix it ???
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I'm not sure I understand were exactly should I specify the paths. Is it in the program itself or in the setup wizard. I tried to add them in the wizard in the 'File Summery' phase, but it didn't help. Please be more detailed in your unswer and give an example if possible.



Sorry but it didn't work, so I have to reject your unswer and give someone else (or yourself) another chance


I have tried to install in another PC, and the error was the same. Maybe I didn't understand your unswer as it is, so try an example.

Does your program addresses an external file? A database or other data file?
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I've checked my program, and I'm tring to open a total of 8 files, all have a full path (and all files exist). Could it be a problam of loading icons (when the path defined in the object's property)???
Is there any way to realize what file makes that error???

Are you treating the icons as seperate files? Or do you mean vb's icons?

What I mean is that if you mean that the problem is with the form.icon (for example), than the answer is no. In this case the icons become part of the exe file.

It is what I've told you before. You have a wrong path to a file (or maybe mistyped the name of the file itself).

You can add some extra debuggin after each line to get the filename that gives you the troubles.


If I get you right, that error should have been appear also when I'm runnig the appl during development - but it dosn't, so all file names are correct arn't they???
What I like to know is, if it is possible for me to know the name of file that cause that error during runtime.


I found the bug - but I don't understand it. It was as this:

Private sub some_sub()

dir1.path = dir2.path + "subdir"
' the error was here but only in runtime

End sub

Private sub Form_load()

dir2.path = "dir"


End sub

I solve it as I put   dir1.path = dir2.path   in Form_load()
after the line   dir2.path = "dir"

yronnen you didn't solve my problam, but you gave me a direction - thanks

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