Advanced Installer 19.8 Release Notes

On August 17th, 2022 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 19.8 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

You now have a quicker and simpler way to manage advanced shortcuts to files and folders with Advanced Installer version 19.8.

The new version comes with four types of links (Hard Link to File, Symbolic Link to File, Symbolic Link to Directory, and Directory Junction) to help you save time when creating a link to a file or folder.

Forget about using traditional methods such as copying or moving files around on your computer to generate backup files or applying custom actions to build advanced shortcuts. Use the advanced shortcuts for files and folders, and generate these links straight from the GUI without having to write any code.

Watch the following video to learn more about the new GUI that the Advanced Installer offers for managing advanced shortcuts:

New features, bug fixes, and general improvements are included in the current release. See the full list below.

New features
  • Advanced shortcuts (hard links, symbolic links, directory junction)
  • Convert Path wizard - improvements: you can now make a clear distinction between the options "Run from Home tab" and "Run from Files and Folders"
  • Improved "Failed to correctly acquire file. CRC error" message
  • Predefined support to delete files that are in use
  • Display a warning at MSIX/APPX build time if the Start Page HTML encoding is UTF-16
  • UX improvement: made the search boxes from the "Prerequisites" view more visible
  • Update NET Core prerequisites to version 3.1.28
  • Update NET 6.0 prerequisites to version 6.0.8
Bug fixes
  • Fixed error when the prerequisites' source file is extracted only once
  • Multilingual package hangs when Windows display language is set to German (Germany
  • Wow6432Node from imported registry file is incorrectly handled
  • Build operation fails for signed MSIXBUNDLE packages
  • When multiple instances are used, all the secondary instances are automatically installed silently if Enhanced UI is enabled
  • WinUI rendering option break the ListBox control refresh operation
  • Updater.exe crashes when a .dll called "version.dll" is in the same directory
  • The installation of MSIX optional packages fails
  • Fixed visual issues on dialogs with different themes visual on WinRT
  • Registry key preserve operation replaces backslash character with double backslashes
  • Populate ListBox & Populate ComboBox stop working when trying to add a duplicated item
  • Modify, Repair, and Remove icons are stretched when External UI is not used
  • The "Always install this feature" flag is ignored when WinUI is enabled
  • Launch Conditions of Software for Microsoft JDK not working correctly
  • Crash when performing an MSM build with cache
  • Uninstall MSIX/Appx Package action fails to save Publisher Id string