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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Creating Installer

    Hello everyone.

    This is my first time to create an installer. I developed a program which plays a two .wav files. The file path of the .wav file is hardcoded. The path is in C:\Windows folder. I want that when when the program is installed, automatically the two .wav files will be installed in C:\Windows separate from the program itself. Is this possible and any tutorial how to do it? Thank you.
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    Re: Creating Installer

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    Re: Creating Installer

    Any specific reason that you're using that folder? You really shouldn't be. Any specific reason you couldn't use a more appropriate folder?

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    Re: Creating Installer

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    Any specific reason that you're using that folder? You really shouldn't be. Any specific reason you couldn't use a more appropriate folder?
    Actually I could use any folder. My main reason is that when someone just tries to copy my .exe file, the program won't work.
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    Re: Creating Installer

    Quote Originally Posted by Simply Me View Post
    Actually I could use any folder. My main reason is that when someone just tries to copy my .exe file, the program won't work.
    If you are going to be creating an installer then it would make more sense to put the .wav files in the same folder as the application itself.

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    Re: Creating Installer

    Right now, my .wavs are in the same folder as the application, but as I've mentioned, it would be like some sort of protection so that the program cannot just be copied by anyone.
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    Re: Creating Installer

    Look at Environment.GetFolderPath and My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories for some of the special Windows folders that .NET respects. Both ClickOnce and the first-party Setup Projects extension for VS can access many of them. It sounds like Application Data would be the most appropriate place for those files. That will be separate to your application folder but not invading Windows system folders.

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    Re: Creating Installer

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    Look at Environment.GetFolderPath and My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories for some of the special Windows folders that .NET respects. Both ClickOnce and the first-party Setup Projects extension for VS can access many of them. It sounds like Application Data would be the most appropriate place for those files. That will be separate to your application folder but not invading Windows system folders.
    Thank you. I will try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    Look at Environment.GetFolderPath and My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories for some of the special Windows folders that .NET respects. Both ClickOnce and the first-party Setup Projects extension for VS can access many of them. It sounds like Application Data would be the most appropriate place for those files. That will be separate to your application folder but not invading Windows system folders.
    Got this sorted out already. Thank you for the help.
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