I created a package using Wise Package Studio 7.0 SP2 Professional. I scripted an upgrade for Hyperion. When doing this, it need to over write about a thousand files. for some reason, the MSI will not over write any files that currently exist. How can I force Wise to over write existing files?

Thank you in advance for the help!
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The simplest route is to put the file list into the RemoveFile table.
Answered 08/10/2011 by: VBScab
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what's the easiest way to do this?

I can't believe that Wise wouldn't just have this an an option under the files menu.
Answered 08/10/2011 by: smokin5s
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IMV, there should be a value that can be added to a file's Attribute in the File table to flag that it should always be overwritten.

InstallShield has an option in its UI but, IIRC,using it simply populates the RemoveFile table on your behalf. You're more than welcome to post it on Symantec's Connect forum as a feature request but, if past experience is any indicator, your children will be grandparents before it even hits the "to be considered" list.
Answered 08/10/2011 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: smokin5s
I can't believe that Wise wouldn't just have this an an option under the files menu.


There is;
Go to the Installation Expert view and select Files under "Feature Details"
Click on the Operation dropdownlist and choose the "Remove File"
Answered 08/10/2011 by: AngelD
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That just removes the files, it doesn't overwrite the files.
Answered 08/11/2011 by: smokin5s
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I just told you that wise supports the RemoveFile table through GUI.

If you want to get dirty then sure; if you really want the files to get overwritten (not just removed and installed) then you need to use the DuplicateFile table.
Answered 08/11/2011 by: AngelD
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If the list in the RemoveFile table matches the list in the File table, you have the same effect, don't you? After all, that's all an overwrite operation does anyway: the file gets marked as deleted and the "new" file gets copied.
Answered 08/12/2011 by: VBScab
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Couldn't you also just set REINSTALLMODE to amus?
I'd be curious as to why the package isn't overwriting the files as it should according to standard file replacement rules. Maybe the versions are the same?
Answered 08/12/2011 by: mazessj
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You're more than welcome to post it on Symantec's Connect forum as a feature request but, if past experience is any indicator, your children will be grandparents before it even hits the "to be considered" list.

I even wonder if that list still exists..;-)
Answered 08/15/2011 by: jaybee96
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