View Full Version : Use of SUPPORTDIR

02-19-2008, 11:24 AM
My install creates a directory structure like


In fold1-3 I add text files that says this text file can be removed.

The above directory structure appears in Disk1 (without the C:\ of course).

I have a Setup action just before the final "Finished" screen which runs a program named AutoCopy.exe. This, of course, is installed on Disk1 and referenced by [SUPPORTDIR]

Now the question. After Disk1 is created and before it is copied to a CD for install purposes, I plan on adding a whole series of files to folders fold1-3.

Can the AutoCopy program access these files by referencing
SUPPORTDIR\Company\Product\fold1 etc?

And if so, can the AutoCopy program just refer to App.Path since it's running in the SUPPORTDIR?


04-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Files in DISK1 does not get moved to the target directory as default. I wasn't able to access DISK1 folder using VBscript. If you know how to access DISK1, I would write VBscript to copy all the files in DISK1 to INSTALLDIR using "Custom Actions".

I was only successful to access INSTALLDIR, which is target directory, but no luck with DISK1. I have been having this problem for a long time. If you know, please help me accessing DISK1 files.

04-11-2008, 09:42 AM
The MSI property [SourceDir] often refers to the DISK1 folder, but that can depend on your build settings.