View Full Version : Merge Module can not be installed in parent INSTALLDIR! Very very Urgent!!!!!!!

07-28-2004, 05:23 AM
I am new installshield user.
I am now using InstallShieldX - Premier Edition. Version Number 10.0.0.

I created a merge module, which should be installed under the parent [INSTALLDIR] directory.

I leave the INSTALLDIR as default value "TARGETDIR" and TARGETDIR as default value "SourceDir" without any change. I think the INSTALLDIR should get the value from parent INSTALLDIR automaticlly at the installation time. But after I run the installation software including this merge module, the files included in the merge module are always copied to the C:\ directory.

To solve this problem, I searched many posts in this forum. I find a workaround about it. In the Redistributables view of the parent InstallShield project, right-click the Merge Module, set the destination of the merge module as [INSTALLDIR]. Then all the files included in the merge module are copied under the parent [INSTALLDIR] directory successfully. But this way causes another problem, the shortcuts I created in the merge module can not point to the right place because the shortcuts still points to the file under the C:\ directory, not the file under parent [INSTALLDIR]. So this workaround can not solve my problem.

Anyone have seen this problem before? Any solution on it?

Thank you very much

07-28-2004, 08:38 AM
You might have better luck posting under the Windows Installer project type newsgroup. You can find this group at the following URL:


This group is limited to questions for the Uninversal installer project type.

07-28-2004, 08:39 AM
[Follow-up of sorts here (http://community.installshield.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=286382#post286382).]