hd homerun install - bobcherry

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hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by bobcherry » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:29 pm

I applied the recent update and things went wrong. I uninstalled HDHomerun and reinstalled it via hdhomerun_windows_20190621.exe. The installation hangs and says "Source file not found: …\HDHomerun_windows1.cab..." So how can I get this file? Thanks.

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Re: hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by jasonl » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm

It's included in the installer. Getting an error that it's missing usually means there's something wrong with the location where the installer gets extracted to. Open a File Explorer window and put this in the address bar and hit enter:

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"%appdata%"
Look for a Silicondust folder in there, which is where things would normally get extracted to. Delete the Silicondust folder, then try the installer again.

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Re: hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by bobcherry » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:15 pm

Following your direction I found this folder C:\Users\bobch\AppData\Roaming\Silicondust\ and deleted it. It did not work, even with several tries. I have same result: Source file not found: C:\Users\bobch\AppData\Roaming\Silicondust\HDHomerun\install\hdhomerun_windows1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.

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Post by jasonl » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:01 pm

If you run the installer, when it gets to whatever step is before that error comes up, if you browse into that folder, is the file in there? If not, what files are in that folder?

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Re: hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by bobcherry » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:15 pm

I see before I hit "Next":

hdhomerun_windows.msi 21,686 KB
hdhomerun_windows.x64.msi 21,686 KB
holder0.aiph 56,011 KB

After the install fails as I already described, the files disappear from C:\Users\bobch\AppData\Roaming\Silicondust\HDHomeRun\install

I tried installing via my Administrator account (my usual personal account is also an administrator) with the same bad result.

What if you sent me the .cab file or a link to download it? I would put it in the folder and it might finish installing.

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Re: hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by jasonl » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:33 pm

You can extract it yourself from the installer. Assuming you have the installation file in your Downloads directory, open a command prompt and run:

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cd "%userprofile%\Downloads"
mkdir 20190621
hdhomerun_windows_20190621.exe /extract:C:\Users\bobch\Downloads\20190621
Then when it asks for the .cab file, it should be in that 20190621 folder in Downloads.

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Re: hd homerun install - bobcherry

Post by bobcherry » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:01 pm

It worked. I am now scanning for channels and then will set up DVR. Thanks, and nice job, jasonl.

Bob

PS. Hope I remember this exercise next time an update happens. Think I will save this thread.

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