When I try to install MATLAB from downloads, I get the following error message:
There are no products available to install from this location. You may need to download the appropriate products from our web-site (www.mathworks.com)
I'm installing from downloads. What is going on here?
The MATLAB Installer is a modular application capable of installing all MathWorks products. The Installer must have access to all necessary product archives in order for a product to appear as an installation option. If the archives are missing or corrupted for all products, the Installer will fail with the error message “There are no products to install from this location.”
This error is most common when installing from downloaded installation files, but can also occur when installing from a repackaged installation disc provided by a university or other institution. In either case, the solution is to ensure that the file structure of the installer is appropriate and contains all necessary product archives.
All product archives must be located in the same folder as the Installer application, either “setup.exe” for Windows, “InstallForMacOSX.app” for Mac, or “install” for Linux. Product archives may also be located in a sub-folder, commonly titled “archives”.
In many cases each product is packaged into multiple archive files, including “common” and architecture-specific zip files (ex: MATLAB711_common.zip and MATLAB711_win32.zip). All archive files, including the common and architecture-specific files, must be present in order for a product to be recognized by the Installer.
Most product archives are provided as .zip files. These files are encrypted and cannot be successfully extracted by any application other than the MathWorks installer. Do not extract these .zip files. If the zip files have been extracted, you must replace their extracted contents with the original .zip file.
In all cases when you are not running the installer from a MathWorks provided installation DVD (including downloads and university or institution provided discs) you must save all files to your local hard drive. Do not run the installer directly from the website, it must be saved first. Similarly, copy the entire contents of the university or institution provided disc to a folder on your hard drive before executing the installer.
I've followed Ian's instructions to no avail (see attached snapshot of the Installer folder. Still get the dreaded "There are no products available to install from this location. You may need to download the appropriate products from our web-site (www.mathworks.com)."
Any suggestions on how to solve this rather frustrating problem will be much appreciated.
Also have the same error message. Also took all files found in the common archive and put them in the archives folder specifically for Mac installation such that /Users/matt/Downloads/MLA1307/archives contains 2 shitloads of .zip files: One is a folder containing many zip files within a folder called maci64. and the other one is the the following set of "common" archives I pulled out of the other zipped downloaded "common" matlab download. 2 thumbs up for the half wit who thought up this lazy scheme for selling customers software. Additionally, taking "common" archives and sticking them in with the other archives doesn't work. Perhaps testing placing these files in various neighboring locations and reattempting to click through the installer prompts will work, but what the hell is wrong with Matlab? Who failed to fire the guys who created this piece of wonder? ANyway, where do the common files need to be manually placed so that the script that should be placing them there in the first place can finish installing? Aerospace_Blockset312_common.zip Aerospace_Toolbox212_common.zip Bioinformatics_Toolbox431_common.zip Computer_Vision_System_Toolbox53_common.zip Control_System_Toolbox96_common.zip Curve_Fitting_Toolbox34_common.zip DSP_System_Toolbox85_common.zip Data_Acquisition_Toolbox34_common.zip Econometrics_Toolbox24_common.zip Financial_Toolbox52_common.zip Fuzzy_Logic_Toolbox2218_common.zip Global_Optimization_Toolbox324_common.zip Image_Processing_Toolbox83_common.zip Instrument_Control_Toolbox34_common.zip License_Manager1111_common.zip MATLAB82_common.zip Mapping_Toolbox40_common.zip Neural_Network_Toolbox81_common.zip Optimization_Toolbox64_common.zip Parallel_Computing_Toolbox63_common.zip Partial_Differential_Equation_Toolbox13_common.zip Signal_Processing_Toolbox620_common.zip SimBiology431_common.zip SimElectronics24_common.zip SimEvents431_common.zip SimMechanics43_common.zip Simscape310_common.zip Simulink82_common.zip Stateflow82_common.zip Statistics_Toolbox83_common.zip Symbolic_Math_Toolbox511_common.zip System_Identification_Toolbox83_common.zip Uninstaller131_common.zip
Additional note: If the above answer is true then you should be able to do an ls in terminal on the folder containing the InstallForMacOSX.app and among the list of contents should be a folder called 'archives' containing some list of encrypted zip files. Unfortunately, simply having the necessary files in the stated location is not sufficient for getting the installation to work. it appears you can have the files in the same folder as the installer application and it will continue to fail: Below is a listing of the directory contents for a non-functional installation which generates the same error message as one would expect for a directory which is missing the encrypted zip files. Aerospace_Blockset312_common.zip Aerospace_Blockset312_maci64.zip Aerospace_Toolbox212_common.zip Aerospace_Toolbox212_maci64.zip Bioinformatics_Toolbox431_common.zip Bioinformatics_Toolbox431_maci64.zip Computer_Vision_System_Toolbox53_common.zip Computer_Vision_System_Toolbox53_maci64.zip Control_System_Toolbox96_common.zip Control_System_Toolbox96_maci64.zip Curve_Fitting_Toolbox34_common.zip Curve_Fitting_Toolbox34_maci64.zip DSP_System_Toolbox85_common.zip DSP_System_Toolbox85_maci64.zip Data_Acquisition_Toolbox34_common.zip Econometrics_Toolbox24_common.zip Econometrics_Toolbox24_maci64.zip Financial_Toolbox52_common.zip Financial_Toolbox52_maci64.zip Fuzzy_Logic_Toolbox2218_common.zip Fuzzy_Logic_Toolbox2218_maci64.zip Global_Optimization_Toolbox324_common.zip Global_Optimization_Toolbox324_maci64.zip Image_Processing_Toolbox83_common.zip Image_Processing_Toolbox83_maci64.zip InstallForMacOSX.app Instrument_Control_Toolbox34_common.zip Instrument_Control_Toolbox34_maci64.zip License_Manager1111_common.zip License_Manager1111_maci64.zip MATLAB82_common.zip MATLAB82_maci64.zip MLA1307 2 Mapping_Toolbox40_common.zip Mapping_Toolbox40_maci64.zip Neural_Network_Toolbox81_common.zip Neural_Network_Toolbox81_maci64.zip Optimization_Toolbox64_common.zip Optimization_Toolbox64_maci64.zip Parallel_Computing_Toolbox63_common.zip Parallel_Computing_Toolbox63_maci64.zip Partial_Differential_Equation_Toolbox13_common.zip Partial_Differential_Equation_Toolbox13_maci64.zip Read_TU.txt Signal_Processing_Toolbox620_common.zip Signal_Processing_Toolbox620_maci64.zip SimBiology431_common.zip SimBiology431_maci64.zip SimElectronics24_common.zip SimElectronics24_maci64.zip SimEvents431_common.zip SimEvents431_maci64.zip SimMechanics43_common.zip SimMechanics43_maci64.zip Simscape310_common.zip Simscape310_maci64.zip Simulink82_common.zip Simulink82_maci64.zip Stateflow82_common.zip Stateflow82_maci64.zip Statistics_Toolbox83_common.zip Statistics_Toolbox83_maci64.zip Symbolic_Math_Toolbox511_common.zip Symbolic_Math_Toolbox511_maci64.zip System_Identification_Toolbox83_common.zip System_Identification_Toolbox83_maci64.zip Uninstaller131_common.zip archives bin help install install_guide.pdf install_guide_ja_JP.pdf java license.txt patents.txt readme.txt setup.exe sys trademarks.txt utils