install problems with network located documents folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Sihaz, Feb 1, 2007.

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    Sihaz Guest


    been having trouble installing apps since moving my documents folder to a
    mapped network drive - get the error message "invalid drive" while trying to
    install nero 7, adobe 8 and logitech 10.5 camera software. i think it's
    something to do with the temp folders not being where the installers expect
    them, but does anyone know a fix? it's a bit of a bummer having to log on as
    admin just to install an app you know is safe!


    Sihaz, Feb 1, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Rick Rogers, Feb 1, 2007
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  3. Have you also redirect your Favorites? I've seen many installer packages
    give this kind of error when My Documents or Favorites are re-located
    (re-directed) to a maped network drive. Happens in Windows XP as well.

    The workaround that usually works is to delete the drive mapping that the My
    Documents and Favorites is/are redirected to, do the install, then do the
    drive mapping again (if it is not done via a logon script).
    Bruce Sanderson, Feb 2, 2007
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