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Installer for VS2019 tries to write to D drive and stops
cadbooster
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:17:34 PM(UTC)
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Hi Remco,

I just tried to install NCrunch_VS2019_4.10.0.6.msi and it fails with this error:

"Unable to write to the specified folder: D:\Program Files (86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2019\Community\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Remco Software\NCrunch for Visual Studio 2019\"

Screenshot:
https://www.dropbox.com/...8nq0ou/NCrunch.png?dl=0

I have a D: drive, but I took it out of an old laptop and haven't completely emptied it. Is it trying to install there instead of on C?
Remco
#2 Posted : Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11:18:39 PM(UTC)
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Hi, thanks for sharing this issue.

The MSI for NCrunch uses a VS API to try and find the installation of VS. In the past, we've found this API is not 100% reliable, and we implemented a number of fallbacks ... which unfortunately are also not 100% reliable.

My best guess here is that you probably had VS installed at this path at one time, and there is still metadata pointing to that location, thus confusing the installer.

It's for situations like this that we provide the package also as a ZIP form with manual installation instructions. There just isn't any fixing the MSI to get it to work in every environment. I recommend you install manually.
cadbooster
#3 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:38:02 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, that is most likely what happened. I'll try the ZIP installer when I'm back at that PC and let you know how it goes :)

Edit: I removed the MS Visual Studio folder from the D drive and the MSI installer ran correctly now.
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