Software Deployment Question

Why are there so many CreateFolder table entries...

07/31/2016 1042 views
Hi all,

I'm using InstallShield 2015 and while trouble shooting another issue I noticed that there are a ton of entries in the CreateFolder table where there were virtually none before (InstallShield 2013).

I added a new component yesterday, for example, and there are now two entries in there for it...

INSTALLDIR     AP_MyCo.resources.dll
FR_CA3         AP_MyCo.resources.dll
Both of those directories have had a ton of stuff in there. Why are these directory entries being created? The actual target location is FR_CA3.

My method of adding the new components was to select the proper Feature in the Files and Folders view. Then expand the folders to the destination folder. Find the source folder in the pane above and drag and drop the file into the right pane of the destination area.

Am I doing something that would cause these entries? Is there an Options setting that would prevent this from happening?

Please Advise!
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  • There was, in fact, a bug in InstallShield 2015 that was causing unnecessary CreateFolder entries when components were added. IS Support did provide a Hotfix .dll that seems to have taken care of the problem.

    I was told that for 2016, the upgrade will also clean up the CreateFolder table. The .dll provided did not do that, but did cease the unnecessary entries when components are added.

    The only problem is that the installation created for our new web app has 1700+ entries in that table and some of those are most likely valid. I'm hoping they can help me out.

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