View Full Version : Any problems having a space in app name (Basic MSI)

07-11-2007, 03:19 PM
For some reason now my Basic MSI installation is not uninstalling my application .exe, and also the app folder.

So far I can't figure it out. I am wondering, have there been any problems with having a space in an application name, for example, "App Name.exe"?

07-11-2007, 05:02 PM
I'm not aware of that being a problem; you might create an MSI log file during uninstallation to find out more about what's going on.

07-11-2007, 07:55 PM
I did create a log file, but I didn't see anything ususual.

The assembly component only has one file, the app .exe, and it's the component's keyfile. I have also turned off Shared for this component because it's not needed. However, the .exe is still left behind on uninstall.

I'll study the log file some more and see what I can find. I modified the registry key for the Windows Installer so the log file is created during the uninstall. Maybe that will help.

07-11-2007, 09:37 PM
You can also manually uninstall (creating a log file) like this:

msiexec.exe /x {prod-uct-code} /L*v everything.log


msiexec.exe /x product.msi /L*v everything.log

You might also see if the MSI Log Analyzer will help.