I am delivering 4 files to c:\program files\vendor\<files>

I'm using Installshield 2011, Win 7 64 bit.

One of the files is 7 gig, due to the 2 gig limit to a cab file, I have the msi as an uncompressed external files. When I install I have the following error:

Product: VendorFile -- Error 1310.Error writing to file: C:\Program Files (x86)\vendor\<largeFile> System error 131. Verify that you have access to that directory.

If I take the large file out an dinstall the MSI it installs the other (smaller) files.

Is there a limit to file size?

If I can't get the MSI to deliver the file, I'm thinking of using an AD policy to deliver or a Custom Action in the MSI to map to the network share and copy the file.

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Does the file zip to < 2Gb? If so add the zip & include Custom Action to unzip with Winzip or 7zip command line tools. Remember to add entry to RemoveFile table for the uninstall.
Answered 02/05/2012 by: andys0123
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The file size in filetable is Double Int so the maximum size supported should be 2GB
Answered 02/06/2012 by: blacklisted_packager
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7Gb in a single file? That sounds like an application design issue to me!

If the file is already on a network share, why is there a need to copy it locally? If it's a database, my guess is that it's a Microsoft Access-based one, in which case you are R E A L L Y playing with fire with a file of that size. Migrating it to SQL Server should be right up there on your priority list.
Answered 02/06/2012 by: VBScab
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Thanks for your replies - yup, definate an application design issue! A pre-req piece of software the client uses would only work with a databse when it was on a local drive.

The client are now looking for alternatives...
Answered 02/14/2012 by: Meic
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