mael15
Level 3

Error 1324

i use the limited edition in visual studio 2012. the log file shows no errors or warnings when building the setup project. when i execute the setup.exe file, i get this error:
Error 1324. The path .. contains an invalid character.
what can i do?
thanx!
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CHANDINATHREDDY
Level 7

HI ,
the error may be due to invalid path in the registry.you please go through this link it may help you .
http://techsmith.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1160/~/during-the-installation-process-i-recei...
if every thing regarding install shield is correct.
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mael15
Level 3

thank you for your answer. it did not help unfortunately.
do you have another idea?
other installers that i downloaded work just fine, only my self compiled one fails.
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Lenwin
Level 10

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mael15
Level 3

it does not seem to fit my problem because my path in the error message is ".."
i enabled "create msi logs" and after the mentioned error it sais "Error 2707. Target paths not created. No path exists for entry SystemFolder in Directory table."
that does not ring a bell with me though...
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Lenwin
Level 10

Could you share the MSI log so that we could investigate further.
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mael15
Level 3

the mentioned error 2707 appears when i check "Show the windows installer log" and finish the installation. so there is no log.
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mael15
Level 3

i found another hint: the error only appears when i add source code to the installer. and not just any source code, but from one of my projects. i attached the setup.exe so maybe someone can try to locate the problem?
thanx!!
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Lenwin
Level 10

The issue is related to invalid path associated to INSTALLDIR. Could you kindly provide us the .isl file of your project so that we could investigate further.
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mael15
Level 3

here it is!
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Lenwin
Level 10

Could you let us know the default UI language of Visual Studio IDE.

Also could you add any other sample project to the .isl file(In a new solution) and check if the same issue persists.

At my end I am unable to reproduce the issue using the .isl file which you have provided.
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mael15
Level 3

Lenwin wrote:
Could you let us know the default UI language of Visual Studio IDE.

the visual studio default language is German. the problem is the same when i switch the setup language to English or German.

Lenwin wrote:
Also could you add any other sample project to the .isl file(In a new solution) and check if the same issue persists.


i am not sure what you mean by that? here are all the project files:
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Lenwin
Level 10

Could you refer your private message for the modified solution file.
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