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Install Location

This appears to be a Microsoft ClickOnce installer. Does this mean one can not choose the installation location?
After some quick research it looks like ClickOnce applications do not allow for selection of installation path. Fortunately Forest is very small (under 1MB). I will research alternative installation methods for any future releases.


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Eric, investigate NSIS for your installer needs. It's fast and simple, and very flexible.

This seems to sum up the issue with ClickOnce's installer behavior: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11175442/installation-path-of-clickonce-apps
Yes, ClickOnce always installs apps to an obfuscated folder in the user's profile. It's for security reasons. Users with limited privileges can't write to the "Program Files" folder but they can write to their profile.

This is something that everyone is turned off by initially because it's different. However, they only real cause for concern is if your app is massive and your users have very slow connections. If you still hate the idea of each user installing it, you'll have to use something else; there's no way make ClickOnce behave differently.