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Windows Installer - "A portion of the folder path '' is invalid"

Hi

I have created an installation package in VS .Net. All works well if I use
the default installation path. If however I change the Installation path the
following message is shown.

"A portion of the folder path '' is invalid. It is either empty or exceeds
the length allowed by the system"

If I ignore this message the software installs correctly anyway.

I have done very little customisation to the installation package and
because the Windows Installer is pretty opaque have no idea where to start
looking for the missing value.

Any ideas?

Jul 21 '05 #1
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What are you using for the installation path? Are you changing it in
Visual Studio or during the install itself?

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Hi

I have created an installation package in VS .Net. All works well if I use
the default installation path. If however I change the Installation path thefollowing message is shown.

"A portion of the folder path '' is invalid. It is either empty or exceeds
the length allowed by the system"

If I ignore this message the software installs correctly anyway.

I have done very little customisation to the installation package and
because the Windows Installer is pretty opaque have no idea where to start
looking for the missing value.

Any ideas?


Jul 21 '05 #2
David

Apologies - I have only just picked up your reply.

The problem is during the install itself.

Andrew Wiles
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What are you using for the installation path? Are you changing it in
Visual Studio or during the install itself?

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David Guyer - VBQA Deployment Testing
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. --------------------
From: "Andrew Wiles" <an***********@it-workplace.com.com>
Subject: Windows Installer - "A portion of the folder path '' is invalid"
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 16:07:40 +0100
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Hi

I have created an installation package in VS .Net. All works well if I usethe default installation path. If however I change the Installation path

the
following message is shown.

"A portion of the folder path '' is invalid. It is either empty or exceedsthe length allowed by the system"

If I ignore this message the software installs correctly anyway.

I have done very little customisation to the installation package and
because the Windows Installer is pretty opaque have no idea where to startlooking for the missing value.

Any ideas?

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