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  • Running from self-extracting floppy

    Is there a way to detect and run my menu from a users default temp folder(custom verb, action?)without throwing the file hierarchy out the window. Our menu has to run from a floppy disk(fd)and the only way to squeeze it on is by a self-extracting file (.exe). Only problem is the menus file structure is thrown off when extracted to the users temp folder and some applications will not run from the new temp directory. Unfortunately, we need to compress these applications (uncompressing to users temp)to fit them on the fd as opposed to running it directly from the fd. We are absolutely bare bones with the graphics, images and menus.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • #2
    Re: Running from self-extracting floppy

    If you wanted to squeeze a bit more room out of floppies, you could use Setup Factory to create a floppy-disk installation that is spanned across multiple floppy disks.

    This would give you complete control over the installed directory structure. The user would be prompted to "Insert disk #2" etc. as required.
    --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]


    • #3
      Re: Running from self-extracting floppy


      Try using %SrcDir% in all of your paths instead of %SrcDrv%.

      That way, as long as you path structure remains the same you should have no problem running from the user's TEMP drive.

      MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder


      • #4
        Re: Running from self-extracting floppy

        Thanks for your replies!

        Mark, %Srcdir% worked great. We squeezed the last possible byte on the disk and runs fine.

        Is there a spot that lists all commands (boolean, possible verbs etc.) Perhaps a forum/url where users could share/learn?...

        Thanks again!


        • #5
          Re: Running from self-extracting floppy

          Go to the help section in the program. It has all the commands listed there.