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  • #14357 Reply

    Kbarb

    Maybe I missed it but I just installed AxCrypt Windows Desktop 2.1.1585 2019-05-23, and I don’t remember being given any choice of  locations for install.
    It just installed forthwith in  “C:\Program Files”.

    I haven’t seen that install lack of choice for an app for years.
    Is there a reason for that ?

    It kind of screws up my app organization.

    Thanks

    #14361 Reply

    Prabhukumar R
    Moderator

    Hello Kbarb

    We do not offer the option to change the install location. The reason is that too many users choose unsuitable locations, such as removable drives. For power users it is still possible to override by extracting the MSI and setting the parameter there.

    This issue is a somewhat related to this post https://www.axcrypt.net/forums/topic/silent-installation/ .

    The basic command is MSIExec /i [path_to_and_name_of_MSI] INSTALLDIR=”[required_installation_folder_goes here]” [other arguments] . Google msiexec for more details.

    #14372 Reply

    Kbarb

    Ok, thanks.

    But I tried that and it starts to run, but no matter what, I get this popup alert :

    “This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.”

    After trying all the fixes I could find for that error, I still couldn’t get past it.

    My command is :

    MSIExec /i “C:\Users\ThinkPad X250\Downloads\AxCrypt-2.1.1585.0-Setup.exe” INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\APPLICATIONS\UTILITIES\SECURITY\ENCRYPTION\AxCrypt”

    It does launch if I just click the  ____Setup.exe

    #14373 Reply

    Prabhukumar R
    Moderator

    Hello Kbarb,

    The Windows Installer technology uses Msiexec.exe for installing MSI and MSP packages. AxCrypt app setup files are .exe and i think, MSIExec will not support the exe files.

    You can just double click the AxCrypt setup.exe files to start the AxCrypt installation process.

    AxCrypt 2.x is written in C#/.NET.(.NET is required to run AxCrypt software). Please check dot net framework 4.5 or above installed in your system? If not please install the same. You can download the dot net framework here, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653 

    It might be happened because of some firewall/antivirus or other third-party applications are blocking the AxCrypt app. So please check the firewall or other software settings.

    Still, you are not able install the app, please provide more details and complete error report to support@axcrypt.net.

    For complete error report, https://www.axcrypt.net/blog/send-complete-error-report/ .

    #14376 Reply

    Kbarb

    Ok.

    The main thing I’m trying to do is install AxCrypt where I want to install it – not just the default Program Files.

    (That I can do just by running the regular Setup.exe, and then it all works – just not from the directory I’d like)

    It’s not the worst thing if I can’t do it, but it will be the only program I have out of a say a hundred that goes into a default location.

    Thanks,

    Kent

    #14378 Reply

    Prabhukumar R
    Moderator

    Hello Kbarb,

    Sorry to say, AxCrypt do not support the option to change the install location.

    #14418 Reply

    Kbarb

    I finally solved it by making a hard link (mklink /j command) to where I want it.
    Kind of an unnecessary hassle, but it works the way I want it now.

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