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Error: Please insert disk 3

  • 1.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-01-2018 07:34 AM

    Several Customers had an Issue while installing the Automation Engine or other Automic Program:

    A pop-up window showing the message "Please insert disk 3" while running Setup.exe.

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    Description:       

    The above error message may be encountered when performing an install if:
    1.      retrieving files from a shared drive as opposed to a local drive.
    2.      the path to the setup.exe file is too long (ie. C:\Users\Person\Install\Automic\setup.exe).

     Workaround:

    Move the Install files to a local drive. The install script has issues trying to locate the necessary files because it's on a shared drive. If this doesn't work (or if it is not applicable), move the installation media to a shorter path (copy the x64 directory to C:\Desktop, for example, instead of C:\Users\Person\Install\Automic\etc).
    If the issue persists after moving the files to a local path and/or shortening the installation path, please open a ticket with Support for further analysis of the issue.


  • 2.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-01-2018 08:05 AM
    In related news: Wikipedia helpfully points out that Visual Basic 6.0 is currently 20 years of age.

    *scnr*


  • 3.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-01-2018 02:09 PM
    Heureka, this error message makes a comeback :-)
    I got it installing Operations Manager 6 a couple of decades ago....

    Carsten_Schmitz_7883 In case you didn't know: VB6 will never ever die......

    cheers, Wolfgang

    PS: my personal workaround... no alternative: I do not use any installer for AE components, copy-paste is enough :-)


  • 4.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-02-2018 04:05 AM

    Carsten_Schmitz_7883 In case you didn't know: VB6 will never ever die......

    I think you're confusing that with Rock'nRoll.

    Rock'n'Roll will never die.

    VB6 products, on the other hand, should have gone the the way of the Dodo a long time ago. And that's being said by a VB fanboy (me) who wrote Shareware in VB and loved it so much, he even owned legit licenses (the legit part wasn't a given back then) of VB 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. On floppy disks. Back when disks were a thing. Ca. 1994 :D


  • 5.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-02-2018 04:21 AM
    :-)

    What about a joint venture?

    Rock'n'roll AND VB6 will never die?

    cheers, Wolfgang


  • 6.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-02-2018 05:53 AM

    Thank you very much for your insight regarding this topic :) 

    But “… can we not end up in an Offtopic Chat in my Thread please.”

    https://goo.gl/jLHF4U



  • 7.  Error: Please insert disk 3

    Posted 03-02-2018 06:17 AM
    Oh I am sorry, I would not dare again...

    So summarized:
    • copy-paste binaries
    • copy to a local drive
    • remove subfolders if path is too long.
    • create an Idea to overwork installer

    cheers, Wolfgang