I'm trying to copy the 2 iTunesPrefs.xml under AppData & LocalAppData & I got my MSI to self heal by creating 2 components in the highest parent feature. On the first launch I noticed the file size changed from 1kb to 173kb (This is where it should stop) & went to 43kb. Can someone tell me what's going on with my Transform?

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There is a way to do it. I have explained this nicely in a step by step manner on my blogpost here:

http://msiworld.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/re-packaging-apple-itunes-10617-and.html

 

~Piyush Nasa

~My Blog:  http://msiworld.blogspot.com/

Answered 04/14/2013 by: piyushnasa
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Strictly speaking, you should create a new feature for the components and then make a feature which contains an advertised an entry-point a child of your new feature. As to the file size growth, who cares?

Seriously, I have never been that curious to find out but, if you absolutely have to know - and what would you to anyway to make it smaller, if that's your goal? - load the MST into a decent text editor that can open binary files sensibly e.g. TextPad and see what you can find.

Answered 04/13/2013 by: VBScab
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