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Hi!

I would like to add a new directory in Direct Editor (Directory) that will create the following path.

[INSTALLDIR]\v81\toolbox\dotnetbuilder\bin\win32\v2.0\

Ho do do this?
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Unless you are intimately familiar with the structure of Installer tables, you will achieve much better results if you add the directory not in direct editor but in Installation Designer or Project Assistant.

If you insist on using Direct editor, look at the documentation on the table "Directory" , and add separate line for each subdirectory, i.e. add v81, then add toolbox, then dotnetbuilder, then bin, then win32, then v2.0 .
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I suspected that you needed to add one at a time.. Sounds like Installation Designer is a better way to go. Thx for the solution and a quick reply. :-)
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I'd recommend to forget about Direct Editor for the first 2 years of authoring the installations :-)
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When I have created the folder path, how can I use it in a custom action as the working directory? (The directory is where a merge module is going to be installed)

I need to execute a GACInstaller in that directory.
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Deferred custom actions are quite tricky, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa367457%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

But you absolutely don't have to create custom action to install an assembly into GAC. You can achieve it by regular means of the Installer. GAC is one of the special directories that you can specify in the file system of the installaition, so simply put the right files in there.
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