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The noob has a question...

I am trying to copy a data disk to my hard drive at work. This data disk has some pdf data sheets along with a flash program that serves as a main menu for navigating through the data. It also has software on the cd, and to install the software you click on a button on the flash "main menu" and it boots up the installation software.

Now, I have copied the cd to the harddrive and everything works except for the installation of the program. When you click the button it looks for the installation files, but its looking at the directory C:\\data sheets. If I copy the files into C:\\data sheets, the setup program will run.

Is there a way that I can trick the setup program into running the files from their new subdirectory C:\\my documents\\cd info\\data sheets? or am I stuck having to copy them directly in the C:\\ directory.

My point of this is I want to put this whole cd onto my own cd. Im trying to add several cd's of the same type to one cd, so you can put one cd in your drive and install several of these types of programs.

Sorry for writing a book!! Here's cliffs:

-copied the cd to the harddrive

-everything works except for setup program

-setup is looking for files in c:\\data sheets when I want it to look in c:\\mydocs\\data sheets

-can I trick the setup program into thinking that the files it is looking for are actually in C:\\ without actually putting the files there?

Thanks
post #2 of 41
I think I did this once. Look for and open the autorun.inf file. This file should have a line saying something that starts with, "open=". It may say "open=C:\\data sheets\\autorun.exe", or "open=data sheets\\autorun.exe", or something that will look familiar to you somehow.

You can edit it to reflect the new path. But, uncheck the Read Only attribute first.

Hmm. I hope this helps. I starting to think I'm wrong.
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Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
I think I did this once. Look for and open the autorun.inf file. This file should have a line saying something that starts with, "open=". It may say "open=C:data sheetsautorun.exe", or "open=data sheetsautorun.exe", or something that will look familiar to you somehow.

You can edit it to reflect the new path. But, uncheck the Read Only attribute first.

Hmm. I hope this helps. I starting to think I'm wrong.
well...that sounded like it might've worked, but, there is no such line in the autorun file. thanks though. anyone have any other ideas??
post #4 of 41
Hey, I was right that I was wrong!
post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by 5CheeseLasagna View Post
Hey, I was right that I was wrong!
and that counts for something!!
post #6 of 41
You got that right!
post #7 of 41
Thread Starter 
also, I tried using ISObuster and couldn't get that to work either...
post #8 of 41
why not place them where they work and put a short cut in the my doc folder?
post #9 of 41
place them in c:\\?..
edit: right click the setup to properties, there might be a file/s navigation path.
post #10 of 41
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placing them in c:\\ works, but I don't want to distribute this cd to my clients, and say "alright, now when you put this cd in, take these files and move them to you c:\\ drive...then the cd will do what it's supposed to."
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