View Full Version : Installshield 2013 opens for 2014 .ism projects, etc.

07-31-2014, 02:53 PM
I am familiar with how Windows file associations can be set/are set, but for the life of me, I cannot seem to find a good way to get projects built in Installshield 2014 to open in Installshield 2014 when you double click them. I have to run Installshield 2014 and open the projects from there. 2013 seems to be the default. I keep 2012, 2013, and 2014 on my machine for backwards compatibility reasons. I have multiple attempts at the registry and file associations. Anyone have an idea?

08-04-2014, 02:01 PM
The last version installed will be the default. If you run a repair of 2014, it should recreate the link

08-04-2014, 02:27 PM
actually, it'll be which ever you install last. I installed 2013 and then 2012. 2012 became the default.

They should use a version select, because one may not want to update some projects.

Bob Hickey
08-04-2014, 02:39 PM
I created icons on the desktop for each version, then drag and drop the ISM file on top of the one I want. There really should be an option on open.

09-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Repair worked for this. I just hope the repair did not regress the Flexera plugins I had installed for 2014. Thanks all! Flexera should allow you to set this somehow via Windows native file association functionality or a proprietary solution. Running a repair on whatever version you want to default open an .ism project is not really a desired solution.