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Posted on 2001-09-09
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I have an app written with VB6 SP4, the setup proggy works great most of the time but some users get the following error;

The specified directory C:\blah\blah is in the Setup source files directory. Please type a different directory.


This occurs no matter what directory is typed or what directory the setup files are in. I cannot reproduce this on my machine and the errors are occuring on a PC several thousands of KM away.
Our OS specs are all the same NT4 SP5 on Novell network.

Any help would be much apreciated.
I will up the points to 300 if this is solved.
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You can find Setup1.Vbp project in \VB\Wizards\PDWizard\Setup1\ directory.
It has function IsValidDestDir, it should check if source and destination dirs are the same.

It has this code, which can fail if source path is "c:\" and destination is "c:\anything\"

    If InStr(UCase$(strDestDir), UCase$(gstrSrcPath)) = 1 Then
        ' error   !!!
    Else
        IsValidDestDir = True
    End If

Replace first line with this:
    If InStr(UCase$(gstrSrcPath), UCase$(strDestDir)) = 1 Then
or this:
    If UCase$(gstrSrcPath) = UCase$(strDestDir) Then

Save project, make exe, start PDW and rebuild your package.
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They are probably copying install files to Root directory ( c:\ or d:\ )
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I think you are spot on with this thankyou, I will get them to try this and get back to you.

Cheers
MArcus
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Thanks :-)
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