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MSI overwrite file type association

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Hi

Having a problem with file type association, when a new version of my software is installed in parallel  and file type associated with the software still opens with the older version.

Is it possible with MSI to overwrite this so when the new version is installed all file types are associated with that version.

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Vadim Rapp earned 500 total points
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Yes, this is how it usually works. If file association is configured in msi, then it gets installed.

However, if old version is still on the computer, and it's not uninstalled, and file association in it is advertised, then it's possible that there will be self-repair that will restore old association. When it's advertised in both old and new versions*, it's hard to say what it will decide to repair.

*) "advertised" is somewhat simplified. More proper is "file association is keypath of a component". The end effect is that Istaller will check if it's intact and will try to repair it.
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