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Failed to set data for ApplicationFolder

Posted on 2011-03-04
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Hi,

When my delphi application is started on a Windows XP machine one customer gets following errormessage:
Error: Failed to set data for ApplicationFolder

I check the registrysettings for AppData
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folder\AppData
and..
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folder\AppData
Both values seem to point to the correct folder.

What could be a solution for this problem?
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Question by:Delphiwizard
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by:pasolo
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"Error: Failed to set data for ApplicationFolder"
The Application folder is the folder where the application is installed which is not the same as
AppData

The correct way to determine the Shell folders is not going through the Registry. Please clarify ?
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by:Delphiwizard
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I have not much more to go on.
I need to determine what the error is saying in order to correct it.
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Fayaz earned 250 total points
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Un-install the application>>restart comupter>>Install the application
During the process if it prompts to select, slect for all users rather just one.
Make sure the user is having access to the folders where you install the application.
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by:Neil Russell
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It is almost certainly a permissions error on the folder that your app is installed into. What user installed the app? Is it the same user that is now trying to run it and get the error?
Can the user who is now getting the error install the software successfully under their own login?
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by:Delphiwizard
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Neilsr:
Yes, it is the same user who installed the application, I don't know if it is a administrator user.
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by:Delphiwizard
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The user is a administrator and installed the software on it's own useraccount
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by:Delphiwizard
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Any new suggestions?
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by:Delphiwizard
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Thank you all.
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