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Replace a file in existing MSI

Replace a file in existing MSI

Replace a file in existing MSI

Wise Package Studio Professional, version 4.0
Windows 2000, SP4

I have a package created and I need to update an .ini file in the package.  I still have the .WSI file and have tried the following:

open .wsi file with Wise Windows Installer Editor
delete file from package
add new file to package
compile & save

Even though when I open the package back up with Wise and it shows that the file has been replaced, it installs the OLD version of the file when you run the .msi.

Please help - how do you replace a file in an .msi?

Thank you,

RE: Replace a file in existing MSI

It's been a minute since I used WISE, I'm using installsheild right now and both appear to use the Installer tables for this tasks.

If you check th eproperties on this file in the components view, it should allow you to switch the shared and permanent settings.

The file may reside on the local system and if you have it set to permanent it will be placed on the system when you run the setup.Check your component rules for these objects....

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