AS6 and no MyDocuments

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I was installing AS6 on a PC that there is no MyDocuments folder as it is configured to operate networked only to the central server.

ASS6's installer spit up a fatal error as not being able to find my documents and then closed when I clicked OK.

Rahter than waste time fighting with it, I re-configured WinXP with MyDocuments and reinstalled.

The thing is, The installer only asked me where to put the application, not the data folders. Has anyone else run into this?

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The thing is, The installer only asked me where to put the application, not the data folders.

It can ask Windows where the My Documents folder is.

The error/crash you had might be the installers unability to handle the answer "Nowhere".

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I figured that, but there are applications where the machine may not have a MyDocuments folder, OR the end user may not want the installer to place the data there to begin with(like myself).

I am merely making an observation that either Atmel takes into consideration when they do any kind of update to AS6, or should another FREAK have the same issue they know someone else feels their pain :?

EDIT: WRONG SMILEY

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This sounds an awful lot like a cross post ;-)

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Maybe just a smidge :lol:

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Maybe? :wink:

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I think it's reasonable for the Installer to expect a My Documents folder to exist in one form or another.

It is possible to point My Documents to a network drive, btw.

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lagger wrote:
I think it's reasonable for the Installer to expect a My Documents folder to exist in one form or another.

It is possible to point My Documents to a network drive, btw.

Sure it's reasonable to expect something, but the installer did not even ask where the mydocs folder was. IT CRASHED.

Even 4.19 asks you where do you want to put the project when you create a new one, rather than assume.

It's really a moot point at this point. I simply added a mydocs folder to get the installation to hold and then pointed AS6 to where the projects reside. The sucko is that I have to keep the mydocs folder because AS6 keeps it's logs in the ATMEL folder they put in my docs.

Pretty dumb IYAM, but what do I know.
I am being accused of cross posting no matter how hard I tried to separate my two issues :lol:

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"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

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