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Force InstallShield Express to delete files

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:22

Is there a way to force InstallShield Express to delete temporary files (such as session files) upon uninstallation?
To clarify:
Assume c:\asdf\ is created during installation (including all application specific files).
When running the installed application for the first time, a session file is created and placed in c:\asdf.
During uninstallation all files that are created by installation program are removed EXCEPT c:\asdf\session.fil.
I really would like the uninstallation to remove the entire c:\asdf folder. Is there a way to solve this?

I'm using InstallShield Express 4.0 SP1. I really appreciate any help.


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Posted 27 May 2004 - 00:01

You should have custom actions during uninstallation to delete this file. Alternativley you can edit the built file in Orca (Orca is a table editing utility distributed with Windows Installer SDK) and populate the RemoveFile table.

read the Windows Installer SDK help library article titled "RemoveFile" table for more information.