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I am using Orca to edit some MSI's and I need to change the default open/save location for a ...
22nd July 2010, 04:54 PM #1
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Edit default "open & save" location of programs using ORCA
I am using Orca to edit some MSI's and I need to change the default open/save location for a program and am wondering if this can be done with ORCA.
for example, Once i have deployed my software I click file - open, this then takes me to "My Documents" as default, I want the program to use a shared area on the network but cant seem to find the right section in Orca to change this.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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22nd July 2010, 07:19 PM #2
Unless there is an option in the actual software to change this, and you can identify the registry key it saves it in, there is no way you can do this by modifying the MSI, using Orca or any other tool. It's down to the software itself.
22nd July 2010, 07:47 PM #3
If you manually save to that area, close the program and go back in, does it remember where you last saved stuff? If so, then there's got to be a registry/config setting you can push out to users. If it doesn't remember and always goes back to my docs then you're stuck.
23rd July 2010, 10:26 AM #4
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Thanks for the quick responses, I have had another play & it does appear to save the last used location to open & save from, so will have a play with process explorer to see where its writing it.
28th July 2010, 03:28 PM #5
Usual suspects are;
INI file in the actual application program folder (urgh)
INI file in user profile under Application Data
INI file in user profile under Local Settings
INI file in My Documents folder
Registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\(your app or app vendor name)
Registry entry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\(your app or app vendor name) (urgh)
28th July 2010, 04:15 PM #6
I don't know how attached you are to Orca, personally I dislike it.
If I'm not using Adminstudio I tend to use this http://www.instedit.com/.
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