how to store the file in C:

Posted on 2006-11-21
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i have developed a software

As i install a new software in a new machine i want the software to automatically have a wizard in
C: /program files as it happens with any software which i install

what should i do for this...can u give me some hints

Question by:Prakashv20

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This will be better asked in the programming forums.   Im sure its nothing more than putting some type of command in to tell the software where the install path defaults to.  

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killbrad earned 336 total points
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Use InstallShield:


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Zephirus79 is right this probably would be best asked in the programming forum, but what programming language are you working with?

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rindi earned 332 total points
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If you want the variable which gives you the program files pathname, that would be %ProgramFiles%. Enter

Set ProgramFiles

in a command prompt and you'll get the current program files path of your system. So you could use something like "save %ProgramFiles%\YourProgram" to install your software to that folder.

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by:Dav Gray
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Some software development programs such as Microsoft Visual Studio have their own in-built install package wizard.

In VS 6 you will find this in the start menu under Microsoft Visual Studio 6\package and deployment wizard
If you do not have this link try this path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\PDCMDLN.EXE

In VS 2003+ it is integrated with-in the development environment.

Of course the most popular self installer wizard is Installshield but there are many free programs out there that do an equally good job.

Check out Inno Setup at http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php They are free even for commercial use!

Hope this helps.

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