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Archived: Changing the Location of an Additional Installer in My LabVIEW Project

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Primary Software:
Primary Software Version: 8.2.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A

Problem:
I'm trying to change the Installer source location of an additional installer in the Installer Properties window of my project. When I browse to a new location, sometimes I receive an error that says You cannot choose this folder name; a file of that name already exists. How can I specify a different location for my additional installer?

Solution:
This is a known issue in LabVIEW 8.2.1. The Installer source location for an installer defaults to the location from which the software was originally installed, most commonly an NI driver CD or network folder. Even if you are able to successfully select a new location, it will revert back to the default value when you click anything else.

There are two workarounds for this issue:

  • Leave the default paths for any additional installers you want to include. When you build the project installer, you will be prompted to browse to the new location of the additional installer. Select it here, and the installer will be successfully added to the project installer. With this method, you will have to provide the additional installer locations every time you build your project installer.

  • The second option is a bit more work, but if you plan on building several project installers, you will not be prompted to select the location of your additional installers each time. For each additional installer you might want to include (eg. DAQmx, NI-VISA, etc.), copy the contents of the corresponding driver CD to a folder on your hard drive, then reinstall the drivers from that folder. This will reset the default location of the installer to the folder on your hard drive, and the installer build process will use that location.


Related Links:
KnowledgeBase 3R19THSF: Creating a Source Distribution, Application Distribution, or LLB in LabVIEW 8.0 or Later
Tutorial: Distributing Applications with the LabVIEW Application Builder
KnowledgeBase 491BGC84: Source Distribution Error when Building a LabVIEW SignalExpress User Step VI

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Report Date: 05/21/2007
Last Updated: 12/12/2016
Document ID: 49KA7143

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