Pandoranga
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Reinstall BackupFolder

Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:09 pm

Hello Community.
I am new to you. Have already read a lot but not found the one where I could have solved my problem.

I'll try to describe.
I use the Advanced Installer 17.2. I create modifications for the game "Anno 1404"

These I make available for interested players.
For this purpose I have created a "backup folder" in the installer where the original files are moved to.

If the user does not want to play the modification anymore, i want to give him the possibility to uninstall the modification with simultaneous return of the original files.
How can I configure this in the installer.

I thank you in advance for your efforts.
Greetings Pandoranga
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Pandoranga
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:20 am

Some more Screens...
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Pandoranga
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:34 pm

Somehow my request seems too complicated or not expressed in a technical way. So maybe then formulated a little differently. I would like to restore the saved contents of the Bachup folder via installer (during uninstallation).... Is it possible to configure that???. Thanks

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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:02 pm

Hello Pandoranga,

You can do that using a script, for example a .bat file:

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xcopy /Y %1 %2

Now you need to add the script as a temporary file, go to the "Files and Folders" page, and from the toolbar menu click on "Add Temporary Files" button.

After that, you need to trigger that script on uninstall, go to the "Custom Actions" page, add a "Launch file" custom action with sequence, scheduled after "Install Execution Stage --> Remove Resources" action group, and configure it like in the screenshot:
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where "[backup_Dir]" and "[main_Dir]" are the identifier properties of your backup and main folders. Right click on your backup/main folder, and in Properties you can find the "Identifier".
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Hope this works! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,
Liviu
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Pandoranga
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:43 pm

Hello Liviu,
Thank you very much for your feedback and the explanations.
But unfortunately I can't get it to work.
I have created a "bat" file and placed it on the desktop.
Then I proceeded as you described.

In the second step, I can't get the bat file to work.
As you can see in my screen "GameFolder" there is no "main" folder.

Perhaps for general understanding.
The installer package I provide only contains the folders "addon" and "maindata".
The complete folders and their contents are first copied into the backup folder during the installation.
Then the new contents of "addon" and "maindata" are installed into the original folders of the game.

If the user wants to reset his game, the original files from the backup folder (addon and maindata) should be copied back through the uninstallation...

I also do not understand the script command you have given...

If you have any other ways or help I would be grateful.

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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:38 am

Hi Pandoranga,

Can you please send us the .AIP (setup project) file by email to support at advancedinstaller dot com so we can further test and investigate this?

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Liviu
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:06 am

When you say AIP (setup project) do you mean just the saved project or all the associated files (total size 3.6GB)?
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:10 am

Just the saved project, the .AIP file.

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Liviu
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:16 am

E-mail is out...
Thank you for your efforts...
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:37 pm

Hi Pandoranga,

From what I can see in your setup project, on your custom action “LaunchFile” properties, you didn’t configure the command line option as described. You are missing the quotes for the path variables. Your command line should be:

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"[addon_1_Dir]" "[addon_Dir]" "[maindata_1_Dir]" "[maindata_Dir]"
Note that for the .bat script, in the “xcopy” the first parameter is the Source and the second parameter is the Destination.

Now your .bat script will look like this:

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xcopy /Y %1 %2
xcopy /Y %3 %4
Meaning you copy from the first parameter “addon_1_Dir” to the second one “addon_Dir”.

You can read about xcopy commands here: Xcopy Command

I attached you here a sample .aip project that uses powershell script to copy the related files.

Hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,
Liviu
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:49 pm

Hello Liviu,
you are my hero. !! :D

So with the "bat script file" and "custom action "LaunchFile" it doesn't work. :oops:

Then I looked at the RestoreApp.aip and took the PowerShellScriptInline. :shock:
With this it works wonderfully. :o :o :o

Thank you very much for your perseverance and competent support. 8-)
Greetings
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:46 am

You are always welcome, Pandoranga!

I am glad to hear this works now.

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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:50 am

Hello Liviu.
I hope you had a restful weekend.
A small problem has appeared.
When I reinstall the product after uninstalling it, a message appears. If I click on "Ignore" the installer finishes normally and everything is ok. I cannot understand this message. I don't have the necessary programming knowledge. Can you help me again please. Is it still possible to fix the error message?
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:11 pm

Hi Pandoranga,

I'm not sure why you encounter this problem.

Can you please send us the .AIP (project file) and a verbose log of the reinstallation failure by email to support at advancedinstaller dot com so we can further test and investigate this?


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Liviu
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Re: Reinstall BackupFolder

Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:36 pm

Hi Liviu,
I have solved the problem.
I unchecked the "Override Windows Installer programs list entry" in "Product Details". Now the package runs as it should.
Thanks a lot for your support.

Greetings
Pandoranga
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