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GeorgeMichael
Level 2

Install to PersonalFolder

Hi,
I am just starting to learn about installshield so bear with me. In my installation project I am creating a folder in the 'My Documents' folder. This folder serves as the default user's design folder for my application and on installation I copy some example designs to this folder.

My question is; how does Installshield decide on how to remove folders/files when the user uninstalls my application? If the user has saved some of his personal designs in this folder I definitely do not want to remove this on an uninstall.

It seems to me that the uninstall process will skip removal of files and folders if they have been modified or contains items that were not put there on installation.

I am a little iffy on this one since I am scared I will delete user created files.

- GeorgeMichael
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Cygnusx1
Level 8

Windows Installer will only remove what was installed, unless a custom action to remove the folder or additional files is created/utilized.
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GeorgeMichael
Level 2

Ok. Thanks for your reply.

- GeorgeMichael
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Rouslan
Level 4

if you don't want to remove "User specific files" files during uninstall just mark component as "Permanent" (see component attributes).
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