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Selecting Destination Folder - This is the directory to which your software is going to be installed. However user can choose to install it at any other directory during installation. We recommend you to use following destination directories.

1. [Program Files]
\Custom Name - Custom name can be any directory name (Use only the characters allowed for folder in Windows operating system).
2. [Program Files]\[Product Name] - [Product name] is taken from "Product Information" tab. Refer Product Information to know more about setting installer properties.
3. [Program Files]\[Manufacturer]\[Product Name] - [Manufacturer] and [Product Name] is taken from "Product Information" tab. Refer Product Information to know more about setting installer properties.

Use Destination Folder >> Custom folder if you want custom folder as default target directory instead of a folder in [Program Files]. For example you can set default target path as C:\My Application instead of C:\Program Files\ My Application.
[image: context menu showing these options]

NOTE: It is possible to add folders and files only after setting destination folder.

About few File Properties
1. ID - Every component should have a unique identifier assigned to it. You can assign any text as ID for your reference. But Nvn Installer generates unique identifier for all unassigned components while building the package.
2. Features - Each and every component needs a feature assigned to it. Click "..." next to "Feature" in "File Properties" tab and select a feature shown in pop up window.
Refer ProductInformation to know how to create feature, defining new feature etc

Windows explorer control - Navigate files and folders in your local machine and just drag drop them to a folder in components tree

Installing assemblies
  • Nvn Installer does not verify any file selected as Assembly. Use of invalid file will result into installation failure.
  • Target machine should have .Net framework installed before installation. Unavailability of .Net framework will result into installation failure.
Installing services
  • Application assumes selected file as service. Use of invalid file will result into installation failure.
  • Currently Nvn Installer supports only windows service installation
System folders
Nvn installer allows installing files and folders into windows system folders like LocalAppDataFolder, Windows, Common files etc. Add files, folders using context menu or just drag-drop from windows explorer control.

Shortcuts
Drag and drop components shown in right tab to Desktop or Start Menu folder to create shortcut of that component. Add directories to the shortcut folder if needed.
Internet shortcuts - Shortcut file(.url) is created which is later opened with the default browser.


For any questions, suggestions or bug reports
, please drop a mail to support@nvninstaller.com