Diff b/w Files and Virtual Files

Hi All,


I have a small confusion, ie., when we open the SPRJ we can find a different tabs like Properties, Deployment.... in those i have seen the other two tabs Files and Virtual File System.

So i just want to know what is the major difference between Files and Virtual File System tab inside the SPRJ and what it contains.

Thanks in Advance.


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Answers (4)

Posted by: mekaywe 12 years ago
Brown Belt
I believe .. VFS goes to normal C: Drive on the machine where as Files goes to Q:\ in the Virtual Environment
Posted by: sanath_sunny 12 years ago
Orange Belt
Hi Mekaywe,

Thanks for your reply.

I just want to know what is the difference between files and virtualfiles in the SPRJ tab i.e., whether the files captured in the monitoring is gonna be in VFS tab and installation files are captured in Files tab, If you are not clear of my question please reply back me....

Thanks in Advance.

Posted by: morn69ca 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
The difference is how they were captured, files installed to the location you were monitoring go into the files tab, however files that were written/modified outside the location you were monitoring are placed in the VFS (Virtual File System) in the appropriate location they were found (ie C:\Program Files\Common would be placed in CSIDL_PROGRAM_FILES_COMMON).
Posted by: ksaunam 12 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
Files in the Files -tab represents the internal directory structure for the App-V package, containing all and every file captured during sequencing.

VFS tab however then describes how some of those files and directories are to be mapped over physical filesystem when package is run at the client. Source files/directories for these mappings are stored under VFS subdirectory under package's root direcory, and visible in the Files -tab among other files.

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