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Cannot change installed files manually!

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Posted 06 June 2002 - 12:46

After I set up the application, windows installer seems to be tracking all its files, and whenever I try to replace or move some dlls manually - it starts immediately and attempts to reinstall them...

How do I turn off this behaviour???

Thanks in avdance.


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Posted 28 June 2002 - 20:32

It may happend if your files are keyFiles (you can set a file as a keyfile for each components). If you try to remove such file then Windows Installer try to restore it. To prevent this don't set this file as a key file. You can use a key path registry instead this. Read more in the Windows Installer help library topic "Set a Key Fiel for the Component".
Best regards,
Irina Shirinsky
Software Engineer, Heroix Corporation