Hello to all!

I have the following problem I didn't find a solution for so far:
I repackaged an application succesfully, which installs files on the destination system, that are needed by other applications. On uninstalling the msi - naturally - these files are removed from the destination computer. Now that's the problem - I don't want them to be removed! I just want to "tell" the msi-package (using Wise Package Studio 4.62) that it can remove all files except 4 or 5 special files. Does anybody know how to solve this?
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the decision to leave files after uninstall is done on the component level so you can do the following: -

go to setup editor> components tab.
right click on a component that contains one of the files that you want to leave behind.
click on details.
you will then see a check box "leave installed on uninstall". check this box and repeat this for all components\files you want to leave on the machine.
hope this helps.
remember whatever is in that component will be left behind.
Answered 05/06/2005 by: misk
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You can make files (or rather components) permanment on computers. This means that when uninstalling the MSI, these files (components) will be left behind.

Under Wise, choose the 'Setup Editor' view, and then select the 'Components' tab. Once you find the component/file you want to leave behind after an uninstallation right-click and choose details, and then select the option "Leave installed on uninstall"

All sorted.
Answered 05/06/2005 by: brenthunter2005
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Hooray! Works great!
I edited a test-msi, added a new component with two files, and they were left on the system on uninstalling the msi.
It's half the battle if one knows where to search. [;)]
thx, misk and brenthunter2005 for your quick help!

Great community!

Answered 05/09/2005 by: Beay
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