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Hi,

I'm using the Windows installer to create a Setup project for a VB.NET project (VS 2010), how do I modify my setup  not to overwtite existing files?

Thanks,

Victor
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by:CodeCruiser
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See if following discussing helps

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8bbd93ec-eee1-45d9-a8d2-b06bd0c172e5/howto-make-vs2010-i-installation-project-not-overwrite-files?forum=winformssetup


Add the file to the installer project separately (instead of as a project output) and mark it as permanent in properties.
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by:vcharles
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Hi,

I understand adding the files in the installer section but the problem is these files need to be in the LinkFiles folder after I install the application and I can't seem to add a folder in that section. How do I fix this problem?

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Victor
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While in the application folder, right click and point to Add. You should see Folder in the submenu as shown in attached screenshot.


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by:vcharles
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It worked.

Thanks.

Victor
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