I have been trying to install Draftsight and I keep getting this error message, has anyone seen this before? If so what is the fix?
Is this the default directory or something that you chose?
This is not the the default directory nor something I chose. When I start the install and click the option button it shows that the default directory should be c:\Program Files (x86)\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\. I am not changing that.
Can you re-install Vis Studio to C;\Program Files (x86) and delete the old installation? I think that file name is too long for teh Draftsight installer to recognize. Or perhaps contact your VAR on this issue?
Is that the default path you are downloading it into or did you specify that path?
Can you try loading it a differnt machine to see if it is the install file or the machine?
I had the same problem on my machine (Windows 7, and a user profile redirected to a network location in my Active Directory profile).
The installation succeeded for me, after I went to my user folder (for you, that would be C:\Users\thayes), renamed the My Documents backwards-compatibility-shortcut in my user folder and clicked Retry.
The installer created a new My Documents folder with some Visual Studio 2010 templates in it. I relocated those to my actual Documents folder, then removed the folder created by the installer, and re-renamed the My Documents shortcut back to My Documents.
Looks like an installer bug. (The My Documents link is a junction point that redirects to the Documents folder that usually, but not always, sits in your user folder.)
I am having the same problem. I have tried to implement Benjamin's fix but I don't understand exactly what is meant by the 'My Documents backwards-compatability-shortcut'. When I show the hidden and system files in the User folder, there is a shortcut to My Documents but renaming it didin't make any difference. Can anyone explain in more detail please?
Thanks in advance.
The My Documents "folder" is marked as both Hidden and System, so you have to go to Folder Options in Control Panel and, on the View tab, enable the option "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" as well disable the option "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)".
Once you have done that, in c:\Users\[your user name], you will see several folders slightly grayed-out with a shortcut arrow overlaid on them: Application Data, Cookies, Local Settings, My Documents, etc. That My Documents shortcut is the one that needs to be renamed.
Thanks for the reply Benjamin. Unfortunately it doesn't help, I still get the same error. I also tried this idea that I found elsewhere:
...but it doesn't work either.
I am trying to install Draftsight onto a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. Does anyone else have any ideas? I know there is a program you can buy that claims to solve the problem but I am worried about it fiddling about with other files etc. and would rather work this out another way if possible.
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