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Distributing Files during Install

If you are customizing the installation, you might want that the free downloadable setup program of the Professional Edition or higher to include some of your customized files in the installation. This is now possible. You can have the setup program copy any number of files and sub folders to the folder where the program is installed and other special folders. The folder where the program is installed is called the application folder and is typically located in C:\Programme\7-PDF\PDF Printer. Other special folders include the location for common application data, the user's roaming application data, and the user's local application data.

The steps you have to follow to distribute your own application folder files with the setup program are summarized below:

  1. Create a folder named App next to the setup executable.
    Create a folder named App next to the setup executable.
  2. Place the files that you want to distribute to the application folder in the App folder. This folder can contain any number of files and sub folders. A typical use of this folder is distribution of a license.xml license file.
    Place the files that you want to distribute to the application folder in the App folder.
  3. The steps shown above also works for common application data, the user's roaming application data, and the user's local application data.


Files for each destination must be placed in a special folder next to the setup program. Each special folder name is shown in the table below.

Destination

Setup Folder Name

Application Folder

App

Roaming Application Data

AppData

Common Application Data

CommonAppData

Local Application Data

LocalAppData

Configuration files can be distributed during installation. Please note that configuration files must be located in a subfolder named PDF Writer\printername where printername must be replaced by the name of the printer you are installing. Remember that you can change the name of the installed printer by using the /PRINTERNAME command line switch on the setup program.

You can find an example of a custom distribution in the documentation examples.