Specifying Files and File Attributes

The installation and removal of each file is determined by the Windows Installer Component that controls the file. Once the grouping of resources into components has been specified, file attribute information can be added to the installation database. In this section, you add file information to the installation database for the Notepad sample. See the File Tables Group.

The files in the Notepad sample are uncompressed. See Compressed and Uncompressed Sources for information on how to add cabinet files to packages. This sample does not contain file versioning information. For more information about file versioning, see File Versioning Rules and Default File Versioning.

Use your database editor to open MNP2000.msi and enter the following data into the empty File table.

File Table

FileComponent_FileNameFileSizeVersionLanguageAttributesSequence
Baseball.txtBaseballBaseball.txt100001
Concert.txtConcertConcert.txt100001
Dance.txtDanceDance.txt100001
Football.txtFootballFootball.txt100001
Help.txtHelpHelp.txt100001
January.txtJanuaryJanuary.txt100001
NewYears.txtNewYearsNewYears.txt100001
Redpark.exeNotepadRedpark.exe4532801
Readme.txtNotepadReadme.txt100001

 

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