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Win32_RemoveFileAction class

The Win32_RemoveFileAction WMI class represents files previously installed which are to be removed. The class can also remove specific author-specified files that were not installed by the installer. Each of these files is gated by a link to an entry in the software element class; those files whose components are resolved to any active Action state (that is, not in the off or NULL state) are removed if the file exists in the specified directory. This implies that removal of files is attempted when the gating software element is first installed, during a reinstall, and again when the gating software element is removed.

Note  For more information about support or requirements for installation on a specific operating system, see Operating System Availability of WMI Components.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties and methods are in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

[Provider("MSIProv"), Dynamic]class Win32_RemoveFileAction : CIM_RemoveFileAction
{
  string ActionID;
  string Caption;
  string Description;
  uint16 Direction;
  string DirProperty;
  string File;
  string FileKey;
  string FileName;
  uint16 InstallMode;
  string Name;
  string SoftwareElementID;
  uint16 SoftwareElementState;
  uint16 TargetOperatingSystem;
  string Version;
};

Members

The Win32_RemoveFileAction class has these types of members:

Methods

The Win32_RemoveFileAction class has these methods.

MethodDescription
Invoke

Takes a particular action. The details of how the method performs the action are implementation-specific.

 

Properties

The Win32_RemoveFileAction class has these properties.

ActionID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Unique identifier assigned to a particular action for a software element.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short textual description of the object.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Description of the object.

Direction
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Whether a particular CIM_Action object is part of a sequence of actions to transition the current software element to its next state (Install) or to remove the current software element (Uninstall).

ValueMeaning
1

Install

2

Uninstall

 

DirProperty
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Win32_Property instance whose value is assumed to resolve to the full path to the folder of the file to be removed. The property can be the name of a directory property for a Win32_DirectorySpecification instance or any other property that represents a full path.

File
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

File name.

FileKey
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Unique key identifying this remove file action within its product.

FileName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the file to be removed. If this column is NULL, then the specified folder is removed if it is empty. All of the files that match the wildcard are removed from the specified directory.

InstallMode
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Bitmap that identifies when this remove file action is performed.

ValueMeaning
0x001 (1)

Remove only when the associated component is being installed (msiInstallStateLocal or msiInstallStateSource).

0x002 (2)

Remove only when the associated component is being removed (msiInstallStateAbsent)

0x003 (3)

Remove in either of the above cases.

 

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name used to identify the software element.

SoftwareElementID
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Identifier for the software element.

SoftwareElementState
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

State of a software element.

ValueMeaning
1

Deployable

2

Installable

3

Executable

4

Running

 

TargetOperatingSystem
Data type: uint16
Access type: Read-only

Target operating system of the owning software element. The possible values for this property are as follows.

ValueMeaning
0

Unknown

1

Other

2

MACOS

3

ATTUNIX

4

DGUX

5

DECNT

6

Digital Unix

7

OpenVMS

8

HPUX

9

AIX

10

MVS

11

OS400

12

OS/2

13

JavaVM

14

MSDOS

15

WIN3x

16

WIN95

17

WIN98

18

WINNT

19

WINCE

20

NCR3000

21

NetWare

22

OSF

23

DC/OS

24

Reliant UNIX

25

SCO UnixWare

26

SCO OpenServer

27

Sequent

28

IRIX

29

Solaris

30

SunOS

31

U6000

32

ASERIES

33

TandemNSK

34

TandemNT

35

BS2000

36

LINUX

37

Lynx

38

XENIX

39

VM/ESA

40

Interactive UNIX

41

BSDUNIX

42

FreeBSD

43

NetBSD

44

GNU Hurd

45

OS9

46

MACH Kernel

47

Inferno

48

QNX

49

EPOC

50

IxWorks

51

VxWorks

52

MiNT

53

BeOS

54

HP MPE

55

NextStep

56

PalmPilot

57

Rhapsody

 

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Version should be in the form [Major].[Minor].[Revision] or [Major].[Minor][letter][revision].

Remarks

The Win32_RemoveFileAction class is derived from CIM_RemoveFileAction.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

Msi.mof

DLL

Msiprov.dll

See also

Installed Applications Classes

 

 

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