upgrade install error


I just got this error when I tried to update Scrivener to 1.2.5

“There has been an error.
Error trying to install file: destination ${installdir} resolved to an empty value
The application will exit now.”

If it matters, I didn’t install scrivener in the default location.

What do I need to do to fix it?


Just downloading from the website and running the installer will work. You’ll want to be sure and select the Scrivener directory where you installed the previous version.

I also encountered this error (if my “helpful” answer didn’t make that obvious). Here are some hopefully relevant bits of info for my sitation:

  • I’m running Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • I do not have direct administrator rights; When installing software (and doing other tasks), I must enter a separate administrator username & password when prompted by Windows.
  • I too installed in a custom location (a second hard drive).
  • Under Control Panel->Uninstall or change a program, Scrivener is not listed at all.

Hope that helps!


That worked…

  • Bill