Lost Files

Julia appears to have lost something

I downloaded and installed the VB Language Enhancements for Whidbey White Paper & code from an MSI and cannot freakin’ find it anywhere! 🙂 I had to stop looking after 20 minutes. So hopefully, I’ll update this post with the location after Duncan or someone can clue me in. I’m not mad. I think it’s kind of funny.

Ok, Ok… so I built that install file… so I guess I’m the one to blame. I haven’t gotten around to writing a custom action to launch the folder after install, but it is on my list of things-to-do … unless someone else writes it first! In general though, all of my installs put things under My Documents\MSDN so that you don’t require admin privileges to open up the code and modify it… I hope that works out for folks!

If you have any thoughts on improving the install process of any of the installs from MSDN, let me know and I’ll try to improve our process where ever possible.

Comments (4)

  1. julie lerman says:

    Nothing more than something somewhere indicating where the file will be installed. Otherwise – it’s fine and I was being a dummy.

  2. Much more important than you or any other MSDN person doing the right thing would be to have everyone posting content for MSDN do the SAME thing. I never know whether I’m getting an installer or a self-extracting executable, or where it will put the contents. If you could get EVERYONE to use My DocumentsMSDN that would be dandy.

    Of course, knowing the way Microsoft works that’s probably an impossible task.

  3. Phil says:

    I have seen quite a few blogs recently, questioning the need for WinFS.

    This is a good illustration of the fact that even real experts can’t always find files on their computers.

    This is a problem that WinFS should resolve, with a function something like "Show me what that thing just installed".

    But will it?

  4. sasha leon says:

    my mum deleted my stories … i hate her!