File Settings in the Files and Folders Page

Adding files

Add Files Use the [ Add Files... ] toolbar button, the “Add Files...” tree/list context menu item or press the + key while the focus is on the files panel. You can add more than one file at a time. If a file with the same name already exists in the target directory, the file to be added is skipped.

TipWhen the add operation encounters a file with the .INI, .XML or .LNK extension, it will present you with the choice of adding it "as regular file" or importing it in Windows Installer format. Selecting the latter will give you the ability to manage and edit the INI entries, XML elements or shortcut properties, in order to dynamically change the installation behavior.

Importing Files

Import FilesUse the [ Import... ] toolbar button or the “Import...” tree/list context menu option. You can import .INI, .XML and .LNK files.

Setting file properties

Properties Use the [ Properties... ] toolbar button, the “Properties...” list context menu item, press the Enter key while a file is selected in the “Files” panel or double click on a file.

In the File Properties Tab dialog box you can mark the selected file for self-registration, change its source path, set its attributes and add, edit or remove its permissions. Additionally, you can register fonts.

Setting multiple files properties

PropertiesSelect the files whose properties you want to edit and use the [ Properties... ] toolbar button or the “Properties...” list context menu item.

In the Multiple Files Properties Tab dialog box you can mark the selected files for self-registration, register fonts, set their attributes and add, edit or remove their permissions.

File Dependencies

Use the “Dependencies” context menu item while a file is selected. The Add Dependencies Dialog will pop up allowing you to add to the project the modules that the selected file depends on.

NoteThis option is available only for DLL and EXE file types.

Opening files

Use the “Open” context menu item or press the F9 key.

Renaming files

Use the “Rename” context menu item or press the F2 key. The file name is of PseudoFormatted type.

Locating the attached component for a file, shortcut, INI file or file operation

Use the “Go To Component” list context menu item or press the F8 key. This command will activate the Organization page with the appropriate component selected in the left tree control.

Moving files to a different folder

Select the items to be moved then drag and drop them to the target folder. If you press the SHIFT key while moving the file you will create a duplicate copy of the file. This duplicate copy will have a very small size (it is not an actual copy) and it will tell the installer to create a copy of the file in the folder which contains the duplicate.

Removing files

Remove Use the [ Delete ] toolbar button, the “Delete” tree/list context menu item, or press the Delete key.

NoteYou cannot remove a file which is referenced from another part of the installation package (for example from a custom action).

Hashing Files

Hash Non Versioned FilesUse the [ Hash Files ] toolbar button or the “Hash Files” tree context menu item to turn File Hashes on and off.

Ignore Attributes

Ignore File Attributes Enabling this toolbar button will ignore files' attributes when adding files to the project.

ImportantIn case of Merge Module projects the following attributes can be made configurable at merge time:

  • FileName
  • Attributes

TipFor more information about the resources and attributes that can be configured, please see: Configurable Merge Modules Page.

Repackager settings

These settings are available in a file's context menu. They are used to work with files directly from the repackaged result instead of from the hard drive. In the latter case you can easily configure the repackager from the Repackager Settings dialog.

Add file(s) to ignore list

Specify what files should be disregarded during a repackager scan.

NoteFiles from the Application Folder or Application Shortcut Folder cannot be added to the ignore list.

Ignore files

Exclude all files with the selected file's extension during the repackager's installation capture. This operation can be performed from the Repackager Settings dialog as well.

File Settings...

Configure file filters directly from the Repackager Settings dialog.

NoteA new Duplicate of Default profile will be created if no current profile is already defined.