- Jul 21, 2020
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Where is that instruction? The web page http://wiki.openrocket.info/Downloading_&_Installing simply saysNo, not normal. Did you follow this instruction:
The application uses a standard installer, but it doesn't (at present) provide a shortcut on the desktop or the start menu. After installing, the actual executable file for the application is installed into your user/AppData/Local/OpenRocket folder. So you can go in there, right click the "OpenRocket.exe" file, and create a shortcut, pin it to the taskbar and/or pin it in the start menu, whatever.
OpenRocket 15.03 Installer for Windows
Download the installer, run it to install OpenRocket, much like other Windows installers.
No hint on how to run the program after it's installed. It took me quite a while to find the executable under AppData/Local (Windows apparently normally hides AppData from user and refuses to search it for applications?). OTOH, I'm a Linux persons who rarely uses Windows. Maybe regular Windows users know to look there for installed applications.
It would be awfully nice if the installer offered to create a start menu entry, a desktop shortcut, and set up the association with the .ork file suffix. Though I rarely use Windows, I do package for Windows some applications I developed and maintain, and all of the installation systems I've used made it trivial to do those standard post-install tasks.