Please ignore “unable to create directory”. To be fixed in next installer.
I have not succeeded in reproducing the “unable to create directory” error. I am working with a clean Vista install with no previous SuperLab software present. I can run the 4.5 installer without seeing this “unable to create directory” error.
However, the directory-related error can be ignored. The installer is trying to create a small text file named “SuperLab.ini” and store the file in a common directory.
The “SuperLab.ini” file is not essential to SuperLab. In fact, that part of the installer is only present in the installer for legacy reasons. I will go ahead and remove that portion of the install script while I am making a fresh installer that fixes the “side by side” Visual C++ problem.
Although I cannot reproduce your directory-creation error, I do have a hypothesis that at least partially explains what went wrong. (Again, though, the error is safe to ignore.)
The installer is supposed to look for “C:\Users\All Users”, and then append “Application Data” to the end of that.
If you navigate to “C:\Users\All Users” (using a command prompt window) and run “dir /a”, you can see that
C:\Users\All Users\Application Data
will actually just redirect to “C:\ProgramData”
When the installer runs without error, the folder and the ini file that are ultimately created are:
(You would never actually find anything at “c:\ProgramData\Application Data\Cedrus”)
Somehow, on your Vista machine (the one that displays this error), the installer is retrieving “c:\ProgramData” as the “ALL USERS” directory.
Sorry about this. Your contribution of these thorough problem descriptions is much appreciated!