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Windows 7: Iexpress help needed

11 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
Iexpress help needed

I have 3 very simple files I need extracted into C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\My Documents\Logreader

I created a self extracting .exe with Iexpress.

My problem is when I run the program it prompts the user where to install these 3 files.

I want it to install those 3 files into My documents\logreader.

I cant figure out how to do this. Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jul 2012   #2


What are these files and why do they need extracting to an XP folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

I work for a global drilling support company. The 3 files are a exe txt and a isu file. The exe monitors and sends alerts if the torque goes about 30000 psi on the load cell. To avoid catastrophic failure at the drill site. All the Inspectors have laptops that run xp. I am a electronics tech not a programer but I would like to learn some things. Mainly how to easily distribute these files on a cd.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jul 2012   #4


We do not have nearly enough information to help you as what you describe doesn't even make sense.

If you want to share a program installer with others then copy the disk image using ImgBurn or send them the .iso file to burn to disk on their end using ImgBurn.

If this is some other file you need to transfer then put it on a CD or stick to send it, attach it to an email or upload to Windows Live Skydrive and send it to them via an email link. Send it in the exact same condition that you ran it and it worked for you. Why would you alter it in any way?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 32 bit

What I would like is for the end user to insert the cd and the software auto install the 3 files to a folder in my documents. I have created a .exe with Iexpress. How do i set the default install directory using Iexpress?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2012   #6


This is adding unnecessary complication. And the folder I'd use for these installers in Win7 is Downloads, not Documents. This way you have them all in one place.

What is the purpose of using an installer to add 3 files to Documents? You only need to install Programs. Three files sitting in a User folder will not run or provide anything you need.

Is this a program? It sounds important. If a program it needs to be installed and tested. An installer must be run from it's .exe as Administrator.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 32 bit

I am trying to create an installer because there is no installer. This is software written by my boss.

I have used Iexpress and got a setup.exe

I have a autorun.inf

OPEN=setup.exe /t:c:\docume~1\%username%\mydocu~1\logreader
ACTION=Start my application
LABEL=LogReader 1.46

If i got to cmd and run setup /t:c:\docume~1\%username%\mydocu~1\logreader it runs fine and puts the files were I want them to be.

The autorun gives a error:

The folder is invalid. Please make sure the folder exists and is writable.

I have a feeling this is a premissions problem so how do I tell autorun to run as admin

As to why it goes to mydocs vs downloads or is added to the start menu....well that is a classic case of its how its always been done and they are not interested in me bucking it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Jul 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate de 32 bits

Es porque no tienes permiso para instalarlo directamente por eso te pide ubicacion
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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