View Full Version : Where are my files?

09-10-2010, 01:58 PM
Ok - nothing is broken - and it's not unique to IS2011 (it was this way in IS2010 too) but...
I need to easily find where my files are for my project. So I go to files and click on one and get something like:


Instead of an actual path. These things appear to be made up on the fly by InstallShield. Is there a way to get it to display the path rather than the variable? Or... is there a quick way to find the location of the files in my project?

I know I can just look up these in the Path Variables - but that's a lot of clicking. Is there any way to show the actual path in the files section rather then the path variable?


09-15-2010, 02:05 PM
Here's one solution -- go to any component, expand its node and click on "Files" to display all the files in that component. Right click on any file in the list and select "Open Containing Folder" from the pop-up menu.

This will launch Windows Explorer in the location where that file is stored.

09-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Cool - missed that. Thanks - great suggestion. This gives me a chance to copy or move things as well easily find their location!
Great suggestion!