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Installation problems with my Access 2007 application

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Over the last few months, and this seems to be happening with the new release of Windows 10. I'm using Access 2007, and am using the Package Solution to create the installation package.
What's happening now is that when my clients run the installation instead of going to the C:\MyDirectory it is installing in a Directory C:\ProgramData\MyDirectory then the program doesn't want to run. My program will run on any drive and even from a Jump drive so I'm not sure why it will not run from this new directory that windows is installing it in. At first I couldn't even find the directory because it is hidden and I had to go into the drive view and then Options and select view and then select Show hidden folders and drives.
Has anybody run into this problem and what have you done to fix it?
I have the clients not use the default installation and then change the directory to C:\mydirectory I'm thinking there has to be a better way.
Thanks for any answers you may have.

4 Weeks Ago #1
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Have in mind, that - seen from Windows - your application is not a program but a document run by the application MS Access.

Thus, you should store your application file where documents go - in the user's folder. You would create and use a subfolder under %LocalAppData% for this.

For an extended discussion on this option, see my article:
Deploy and update a Microsoft Access application with one click
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