Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2996 closed Bug (No Bug) installer doesn't end-task file dependencies

Reported by: jmichae3@… Owned by:
Milestone: Component: AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:


1.install into d:\autoit-\
2.install into

should have choice of what dir I want to install into or into default location, as with regular program, rather than as a subdir of, which makes no logical sense to me. I keep mine in separate version dirs. so they don't conflict.
for example:
and easy to add to PATH whichever I wish.


  • installer installs to d:\autoit-\Beta\
  • I can't get past "Error opening file for writing:

d:\autoit-\Beta\Autoit v3 Website.url
Click Abort to stop the installation,
Retry to try again, or
Ignore to skip this file.
[Abort] [Retry] [Ignore]"

.url files are typically a renamed .ini file, not a regular shortcut.
they should not be written using shortcut APIs.
the above will happen if the file is being held open by some program (which locks the file, such as windows explorer).
I didn't do anything special, but I did have the help running, which I closed.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jmichae3@…

I was using x64 tools as the choice.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Jos

We install the Beta in a fixed subdirectory of the production version for several reasons.

No Bug and expected begaviour. When you don't like these defaults you can always download the ZIP version and do whatever you like as to where you locate ot as long as you don't complain about things not working. ;)
As to the installer not being able to install a file on your D: disk, that has to be something on your installation as it is only trying to write a shortcut file.


comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Jos

  • Resolution set to No Bug
  • Status changed from new to closed

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