Hello All,

I am trying to add a folder with some contents in it via mst, I have set it as "Set as Keyfile".  But it never shows up after the install.  I am using InstallShield 2013.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.




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With an MST, using the InstallShield GUI?

By default the new files are added into Components and attached to a Feature that InstallShield chooses, by default its the first one in the Feature list (alphabetically). If its a vendor MSI, your new files and folders could be attached to a Feature that is NOT installed.

Be aware of that.... its a bit tricky. If you know the MSI to start with, just change to a more suitable feature using the drop down box.

After the fact, you will have to associate the components to a better feature either via the FeatureComponent table or, the InstallShield gui

In Setup design, find the Feature that has your Components (and files), right click the Comp and select Remove from Feature.

Stay in SetupDesign. Select the feature you want (that you know is being installed) right click, choose Insert Component.

If there is a lot, and you get them all taken out of the wrong Feature, check the component view after attaching them to the correct feature, if you have missed any out, they will show up in Component view with a red ! on them.

Answered 04/19/2014 by: Badger
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add entry in CreateFolder table if you are using installed shiled

Directory: location of file where folder needs to be  created

Component: name of component where file present

Answered 04/03/2014 by: shreyas
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  • Thanks for your contribution. Sorry your suggestion somehow didn't work for me, but I figured it out.
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