View Full Version : Regarding Upgradation Of Existing Files

12-05-2008, 05:43 AM
With the Install upgrade, we can upgrade the existing file differ in
1. Version number,
2. File language, and
3. Date.

Is there any other way to upgrade the existing file with the file contents??

Thanks in advance

12-05-2008, 09:50 PM
Because of the questions surrounding this issue, there are several resources discussing the MSI rules for replacing files.

Microsoft developer Aaron Stebner explains the MSI File Versioning Rules (http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/08/30/458295.aspx).
MSDN File Versioning Rules (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368599(VS.85).aspx) article.
MSDN Replacing Existing Files (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa371221.aspx) article.
Windows Install Team understanding the file replacement rules (http://blogs.msdn.com/windows_installer_team/archive/2005/09/19/470994.aspx).