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Visual Studio AddIn installation fails

The installation of the VS2005 AddIn results in an error message:

Error opening file: \\server\blabla$\Eigene Dateien\Visual Studio 2005\Addins\Ice-VS2005.AddIn (German WinXP)

While this remote directory exists, there is no file Ice-VS2005.AddIn. The installation routine keeps looking for this directory also after changing the VSMYDOCUMENTS directories.

When choosing "OK" in the error dialog, the installation routine performs a rollback.

Any idea, what's going wrong there? Is there any way to define a different installation directory?




  • xdm
    xdm La Coruña, Spain
    Hi Berm

    This seems a problem with the installer to handle network folders, i have been able to reproduced the problem and it will be fixed with the next release of the add-in.

    The installer doesn't read VSMYDOCUMENTS to find the installation path, Ice-VS2005.AddIn is installed in %MYDOCUMENTS%\Visual Studio 2005\Addins, so you should need to change MYDOCUMENTS to be a local folder.

    Or if you want to use a network folder at this point you could do that by installing the extension from sources, there are instructions in INSTALL file of source distribution available here

    Thanks for report this bug,