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Reinstallation on first run

Reinstallation on first run

Reinstallation on first run

(OP)
My software seems to install OK, but when run various bits are reinstalled. I guess this is part of the infamous "resilience" whereby moved/deleted files are re-installed automatically.

Can anybody shed some more light on this, or point me where I can find out more. In particular, why are those files, just previously happily installed, re-installed on first use?

Mr B

RE: Reinstallation on first run

If the MSI re-installs on first use then one of two things is happening: 1) You have a feature designated to install upon first use   2) You have per-user registry/files being installed.

If the MSI re-installs on every run then you may have some Tables.Class or Tables.ProgID entries that aren't being installed properly.

There are probably some other reasons but these are the ones that pop out at me.  You could use the repackaging tool to find out what is being re-installed on first run.

HtH,

Rob

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