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From: Chris Little (cslittle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-18 09:17:23

on 5/17/06 5:46 PM, JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z at joaquin_at_[hidden] wrote:

> Hello Dave, suggestions for improvement: when the
> installer is being executed by an user without administrator
> privileges:
> 1. The default installation directory (rooted in Program
> Files) is not allowed for writing.
> 2. When the installer tries to write there, it (expectedly)
> fails, but the error message is misleading (see attached
> snapshot).
> It'd be great if the app showed a more sensible explanation
> of the problem; I'm not so sure whether the default installation
> dir should be one accessible to all users (for instance,
> the dir with moniker CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA, typically
> "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data".)

You need to be at least a Power User to write to All Users\Application Data
and Program Files so that isn't really a good option either. There is no
directory guaranteed to be writeable by all users.


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