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Microsoft KB Archive/107670

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Article ID: 107670

Article Last Modified on 11/24/2003


  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Creative Writer 1.1a for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Fine Artist 1.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Fine Artist 1.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Fine Artist 1.1 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q107670


If you type two or more consecutive colons (:) in the directory path name when you are installing Creative Writer or Fine Artist on a network, the name of the directory disappears.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Creative Writer versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.1a. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


It is not correct syntax to use more than one colon in a row as a divider character in a path. To avoid this problem, don't type more than one colon between each item in your directory path.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Start the setup program for Creative Writer or Fine Artist.
  2. Choose to install to a network.
  3. Choose "Change the disk."
  4. In the New Folder field, type the following:


The pathname appears below the New Folder field in the "Set up On:" area. As soon as you type the second colon after the "2," however, the directory path disappears. It may also be replaced by garbage characters.

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Keywords: KB107670