I am evaluating Paquet Builder for building a self extracting exe and find it supports most of what I need. I have run into one issue though.
Our Software is going to be used by a few users running windows using Parallels on Mac. For such user the Desktop, Downloads, MyDocuments etc is mapped to a network path to mac. This is done by parallels so that Mac OS and Windows are both sharing the same desktop etc.
I want to give the default location of extraction to users Desktop but then because of the above its getting installed on the network path. I want it to physically get installed to C:/Users/Desktop
To be able to do that is I tried using a variable like %USERPROFILE% thinking that it would resolve to the environment variable but that does not seem to work.
I tried %APPDATADIR%…\Desktop for this and it worked but will be confusing to the end user.
My question is is there a way I can add a custom variable that resolved to environment variable like %USERPROFILE%
I think it will be a good addition to the software to pick any environment variable not just whats listed on the global variables.