HI, when i completes the snapshot process (taking initial snapshot and installing setups and taking one more snapshot to capture the changes) i get two files in "Project " files(folder name), one is ".irp" which is always 1 kb and one more ".inc" file which is more than 1kb and varies depending upon the project. what is the difference between these 2 files? i didnt got the answer when i read definition in forums/blogs, could any one gives the experience answer? it helps lot, thank guys in advance, hope i get satisfactional response.

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This is a difficult one to explain..but here goes.

The .irp file is the main Project file and is the file that should be compiled into an .ism for futher editing to eventually create your .msi.

The .inc file is a cruder version of this file which in conjunction with the options.ini file and the .nir file also created in the packages folder can be 'upgraded' to an .irp file using repackager.

Open the options.ini file to feed your curiosity.  Rename the .nir and ini  file you will see that the .inc reads the registry values and config details from these files.

You can upgrade an .inc file to an .irp file with adminstudio so that .ini files, shortcuts, and registry entries can be properly used/manipulated in the repackaging tool.

THe .inc file has no feature delineation.  It is a captured data file and does not allow you to visually analyse captured data.

You will notice that when you try to launch the xx.inc file by double clicking it it will open as xx.irp.

Answered 10/17/2012 by: oreillyr
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