System variables in sfx files & Windows 7

  • Hi,
    I’m trying to create a self extractor to deliver a text file to a specific location within Windows 7 using the path shown below.

    C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Pro gram Files (x86)\ZakFromAnotherPlanet\Yazak Chat\YazakPreferences\

    When I run the self-extractor I create, it wont deliver the file to the location. If I replace the system variable %USERNAME% in the string with the actual user-name it works perfectly.

    Does this mean the system variable %USERNAME% is not valid for use in this way?

    ==my specs==
    Windows 7 64bit
    PowerArchiver 2010 version 11.71.04

  • conexware

    The Dev team is looking into it, will report back!

  • conexware

    Unfortunataly, the %USERNAME% variable is not supported in the SFX
    An option that could be of help to you and that should work is the
    command, which will extract to the current users’ folder

    Let us know how it worked out!

  • conexware

    So, in your case it should be as;

    %DESKTOP%…\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Pro gram Files (x86)\ZakFromAnotherPlanet\Yazak Chat\YazakPreferences\

  • Ok! That’s great, I will try that later today and report back the result.

    Bless you !

  • conexware

    thats some creative thinking there :-)

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