Installation Problem!

I want to create a setup program using the Package and Deployment Wizard. As a result, a setup.exe is generated. After running the setup, the program is installed. It actually copies the MyProgram.exe to the pre-defined folder. Normally, C:\Program Files\My Program\MyProgram.exe.

My program will access db which is expected to be located in C:\Program Files\My Program\DBfolder\.

However, the PDW do not create the folder \DBfolder for me. So what should I do?
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You could get one of the installation wizards free on the net and add the setup files and the db to that installation with the only addition the db.
chpchaiAuthor Commented:
Any installation wizard recommended? And where to get it?
Does the Visual Studio installer work?
Hi itzme,
I would highly recommend Inno Setup ( It has got quite a lot of advanced features like expensive installers and its Free! Inno setup also has many third party extensions(mostly free), enabling you to have additional functionality in your setups.
It has a very powerful and flexible scripting. You can easily create installation scripts for it with another free GUI tool ISTool (

Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
PDW will create the \DBFolder iff you place a file (even a dummy one) into it. When you specify the installation path, you can tell ($AppPath)\DBFolder

Another method is to have your applicationi create the folder at runtime if the folder is missing.
In one if the PDW steps (third from the end) it shows full list of the package files in list:
Name  Source   Install Location.

Edit Install Location for your database:
instead of  $(AppPath) type $(AppPath)\DBFolder

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