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llc123
12-10-2003, 05:09 AM
Ok, it works.
It seems that InstallShield recognize a file who have never been opened by an application. Inthis case, the software installation overwrite the file.

Thanks a lot
Laurent LC

mberterm
01-06-2004, 04:09 PM
File replacement is a function handled by the Windows Installer (MSI) engine.

Here are some links to documents that explain it further:

File Versioning Rules
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/file_versioning_rules.asp

Default File Versioning
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/default_file_versioning.asp

Replacing Existing Files
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/replacing_existing_files.asp