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Creating Start Menu Shortcut with Orca

01/15/2014 14667 views

Hi

I have created an msi using the appdeploy repackager but need to be able to specify a folder in the start menu to have the shortcuts but the only options on the appdeploy are Desktop, Programs Menu and Quick launch where as I want the applications to show in Start Menu>>All Programs>>Application Name for example.

I have tried googling how to do this with ORCA but cannot find a step by step guide I can get to work. Can someone tell me how to acheive this. (i have never used Orca at all!)

 

Thanks

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In the table shortcut add a new line:

Shortcut = MyNewShortCut

Directory = ProgramMenuFolder   (This is what you are looking for)

Name = My New ShortCut

Component = AllOtherFiles or ShortCuts if you have this.

Target = [PROGRAM_FILES]MyDirertory\MyExecuteble.exe

Description = Now I know how to do it

Icon = Path\to\Icon.file

IconIndex = 1

WkDir = [PROGRAM_FILES]MyDirertory

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There are more option's to set, and not all of the above are needed.

Answered 01/15/2014 by: dedenker
3rd Degree Black Belt

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Just found this a couple of minutes after posting my question.

 

The manual you should read is regarding Windows Installer (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185688(VS.85).aspx) and not InstEd as it's just a table editor.

 

Go to the Directory table and add an entry for the Office folder.

ex.

Directory: OfficeProgramMenuFolder

Directory_Parent: ProgramMenuFolder

DefaultDir: Office

 

In the Shortcut table change the Directory_ column value to OfficeProgramMenuFolder for your shortcut.

 

Directory table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368295.aspx

Shortcut Table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371847(VS.85).aspx - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/create-a-subfolder-for-my-shortcuts#sthash.DBFw5hKr.dpuf

 

Seems to have done the trick

Answered 01/15/2014 by: jamesbarber
Senior Yellow Belt

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Just found this a couple of minutes after posting my question.

 

The manual you should read is regarding Windows Installer (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185688(VS.85).aspx) and not InstEd as it's just a table editor.

 

Go to the Directory table and add an entry for the Office folder.

ex.

Directory: OfficeProgramMenuFolder

Directory_Parent: ProgramMenuFolder

DefaultDir: Office

 

In the Shortcut table change the Directory_ column value to OfficeProgramMenuFolder for your shortcut.

 

Directory table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368295.aspx

Shortcut Table: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371847(VS.85).aspx - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/create-a-subfolder-for-my-shortcuts#sthash.DBFw5hKr.dpuf

 

Seems to have done the trick

Answered 01/15/2014 by: jamesbarber
Senior Yellow Belt

 
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