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    Program Files InstallShield Information folder



    I noticed that any machine I run my InstallShield installation on it creates
    a InstallShield Information folder in the Program Files directory on that
    PC. What is that for and how can I have the installation program NOT create
    that folder or delete it?


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    Re: Program Files InstallShield Information folder



    That folder caches your installation script and setup.exe, and stores the
    uninstallation log; it exists so users can uninstall your project without
    being prompted for the CD (or other source media).

    The path used for the folder is stored in the DISK1TARGET system variable,
    and I believe you can assign it a different value, if you'd like...

    "mmssi" <mikem@ssisoftware.com> wrote in message
    news:3b3cf867$1@12.41.20.38...
    > I noticed that any machine I run my InstallShield installation on it
    creates
    > a InstallShield Information folder in the Program Files directory on that
    > PC. What is that for and how can I have the installation program NOT
    create
    > that folder or delete it?

    --
    Robert Dickau
    InstallShield Software Corp.


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    re:Program Files InstallShield Information folder



    Yes but is there a way to NOT store that anywhere. I don't want my user's
    to be able to uninstall it or find it and uninstall my program.


    "Robert M. Dickau (InstallShield)"
    <i_wish_i_had_time_to_answer_individual_questions_through_e-mail_but_i_don't
    @installshield.com> wrote in message news:3b3d036d@12.41.20.38...
    > That folder caches your installation script and setup.exe, and stores the
    > uninstallation log; it exists so users can uninstall your project without
    > being prompted for the CD (or other source media).
    >
    > The path used for the folder is stored in the DISK1TARGET system variable,
    > and I believe you can assign it a different value, if you'd like...
    >
    > "mmssi" <mikem@ssisoftware.com> wrote in message
    > news:3b3cf867$1@12.41.20.38...
    > > I noticed that any machine I run my InstallShield installation on it
    > creates
    > > a InstallShield Information folder in the Program Files directory on
    that
    > > PC. What is that for and how can I have the installation program NOT
    > create
    > > that folder or delete it?
    >
    > --
    > Robert Dickau
    > InstallShield Software Corp.
    >
    >


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    Re: Program Files InstallShield Information folder



    How about in function OnEnd call DeleteDir ( DISK1TARGET, ALLCONTENTS); ?

    mmssi <mikem@ssisoftware.com> wrote in message
    news:3b3cf867$1@12.41.20.38...
    > I noticed that any machine I run my InstallShield installation on it
    creates
    > a InstallShield Information folder in the Program Files directory on that
    > PC. What is that for and how can I have the installation program NOT
    create
    > that folder or delete it?
    >
    >


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