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Recommended install folder for Windows runtime

Question asked by DLW-BPEX on Apr 21, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2013 by asavasamuel


Recommended install folder for Windows runtime


Apparently Windows Vista (and probably Windows 7 as well?) has taken a stricter approach to best-practice adherence. So if a runtime solution installs all files (including the data file) in the same folder with the .exe file, it seems that the data file inherits the 'Read-Only' attribute of the folder. (Am I correct in that?)


So in order to use the runtime, the user must "disarm" the Read-Only status of the data file. Is that easily done?

Or better yet, should the installation routine specify another folder for the data file that is outside the .exe file's folder?


Alternatively, I suppose the entire runtime could be installed in a single folder totally outside the Program Files folder(?).


I would appreciate hearing how others have handled this.


Thank you.