[wix-users] Directory getting created in different drive

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 08:50:56 PST 2018

Here it is. No, I am not using SetProperty anywhere.

    <Directory Id="TARGETDIR" Name="SourceDir">
      <Directory Id="ProgramFilesFolder">
        <Directory Id="INSTALLDIR" Name="$(var.InstallFolderName)" />
      <Directory Id="DesktopFolder" Name="Desktop" />
        <Directory Id="PhotosDir" Name="Photos" />  --> *This directory
(Photos) gets provisioned in D or E drive*
      <Directory Id="CommonAppDataFolder">
        <Directory Id="TestInstallerLogs" Name="TestInstallerLogs">
          <Component Id="deleteFolder"
            <RemoveFile Id="deleteServiceFile" Name="TestWinSvcLog.txt"
On="both" Directory="TestInstallerLogs"/>
            <RemoveFolder Directory="TestInstallerLogs"
Id="TestInstallerLogs" On="both"/>


On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:10 PM, Hoover, Jacob <Jacob.Hoover at greenheck.com>

> Provide the authoring of your directory and it's parents.  Also are you
> using a SetProperty on the testDir anywhere?
> -----Original Message-----
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> Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [wix-users] Directory getting created in different drive
> I have a Directory element in my Product.wxs file. It has an Id and Name
> attribute specified. Id="testDir" and Name="Test". I also have a component
> for this directory with KeyPath=yes and the component has a CreateFolder
> element wrapped in it, so that the directory gets created even if it is
> empty. This is being used in Virtual Directory for IIS. Now, when the
> directory gets provisioned as part of MSI installation, it gets created in
> D or E (a drive other than C), even though I didn't specify it anywhere.
> The other components of the installation (files) are actually getting
> installed in C drive inside Program Files(x86), as expected. Can anyone
> please help me understand this?
> Regards,
> Venkatesh
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