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Visual Studio 2008  running application "You cannot start application...because it is already installed".

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I have an application (DDPManifestEmail) that was created with Visual Studio 2005 by another programmer that is no longer with the company.  Additionally we no longer have Visual Studio 2005 but Visual Studio 2008.  I needed to change our Email host which required republishing the application.  This seems to have worked just fine as I can run the setup.exe from my machine and the program works correctly.  The original program created with Visual Studio 2005 had a icon on the desktop that required a single click to run it.  This icon could be placed on several machine and the application run from that location.  My problem is after republishing I have a shortcut that points to a setup file that can only be run from my machine.  Attached is the error message I get when attempting to run from another machine.

I'm a newbie at this and im sure I have overlooked something very basic.  Appreciate you help and assistance.

Fred

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have you tried uninstalling the application from Add/remove programs first then try reinstalling it ? 
that or move the setup program up one level from folder DDPMedical to the root of folder DDPManifestEmail

hope this helps
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Admin3k...
The file is installed on my computer and works just fine.  It's when I try and install it on another machine that I run into the problem.  The file is not installed on the other machine.
Fred
 
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Admin3k...
I accept your solution.  Seems the program was installed and I had a shortcut pointing to the setup file.  Once I correctly pointed the shortcut to the actual application file, it worked as it should.
Thank you very much for you help.
Fred
 
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I kept trying to install the application as I had a shortcut pointing to the setup file.  Once this was corrected and I was pointing to the application, it worked correctly.  The solution highlighted what I didn't quite understand.  The directions turned on the light and I saw what I was doing wrong.
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You are most welcome , glad it worked out for you .

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