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Edit default directory in Wise Installer studio 7.0

Created: 31 Oct 2012 | 3 comments

Hello Every one,

We can create a MSI using wise installer..when we install the MSI on the destination machine then it extracts in the c:/program files/Application folder which we set into default directory.

Now we want to extract the MSI in to C:/Application folder drive rather than C:/program files/Application folder.How can we change the default directory path to c dive in the wise installer 7.0.

Please, kindly help to do the same or suggest us any alternative to do the same.

Awaiting for your responses.

Thank you,

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EdT's picture

Assuming your target folder is defined by the directory property INSTALLDIR, you could just set the value you want for INSTALLDIR via the msiexec command line or in a transform, or just edit the MSI and recompile.

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piyushnasa's picture

Go to Directory table and where there is mention of INSTALLDIR in the Directory column, make the Parent Directory as TARGETDIR rather than ProgramFilesFolder.

This should do the trick.

Piyush Nasa Altiris Certified Professional (ACP)

wancsho's picture

1. As said above you can use INSTALLDIR property through commandline.

2. You can change the INSTALLDIR property value through directory table.

3. You can set a property INSTALLDIR using CA by placing it between Cost Initialize and Cost Finalize SA.

4. You can change a directory using CA, if the same is set to some different value.

Hope it helps.