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05-10-2004, 10:29 AM
is it possible to unistall only 2-3 files?

during the unistaller procedure I want to leave in my harddisk few files created after installation (using my program). In unistaller procedure I copy those files in a new directory (out of program's TARGETDIR) but when the unistall is finished I see my files deleted


Can I trasform the files in a "no-unistalled files"? How I can?


05-10-2004, 11:32 AM
Hello the_Khaos,

Generally the best way to leave files behind on uninstallation is to install them "under the radar." You can do this by originally using, for example, XCopyFile (http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/devstudio9helplangref/LangrefXCopyFile.htm) to place them on the target between a Disable (http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/langref/LangrefDisable00000677.htm#ggviewer-offsite-nav-8990832)(LOGGING) and Enable (http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/langref/LangrefEnable00000679.htm#ggviewer-offsite-nav-8990832)(LOGGING).

05-11-2004, 04:00 AM
sigh!:( can you see to me any example? I'm a newbe with Installshield9

thanks a lot

the_Khaos:( :(

05-12-2004, 10:33 AM
Or, put the files in there own component and mark them as permanent