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Invalid arguments '<arguments>' for shortcut '<shortcut>'

The Arguments property for the shortcut specified in the error message is improperly formatted. Arguments are evaluated by Windows Installer and must follow the conventions for the Windows Installer Formatted data type. For more information, see Formatted [Windows Installer].

The most common cause is unmatched brackets or curly braces.

To correct this error

  1. Double-click the error message in the Task List to go to the shortcut in the File System Editor.
  2. In the Properties window, select the Arguments property and correct the formatting.

See Also

Arguments Property | Formatted [Windows Installer]