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Installshield store useless "setup.exe" ?

Hi, we manage installscript projects. We migrated our Installshield 2015 projects into Installshield 2018 R2. Our installations are integrated into a compressed package (for download from the web). These installations are named with version (Install_PRNserveur_FR_2019.0.0.236_win64.exe, Install_PRNserveur_FR_2019.0.0.237_win64.exe, ...). With IS2018, in "C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{5A7DBE5C-93F0-40A8-BE91-B1EDD6325C54}", we can see a lot of executable with the name of the original package. In registry, uninstallstring uses the last installation name. But all old versions are kept ! In capture_windowsexplorer.png, you can see in my opinion "useful files in green box" and useless files in red box. As you can see, all setup.exe files in red box are almost the same (only difference = version and sign timestamp). It seems that this behavior concerns only "Package for the web". With IS2015, we can only find one executable named "Setup.exe". You can find in CaseInstallshield.zip one project (new project in Installshield 2018) : - First installation V0.0.0 - Upgrade installation V0.0.1 I follow instructions from https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield24helplib/helplibrary/CreateASetupToUpdateMyProduct... I install the first package "CaseInstallshield.zip\CaseInstallshield\V0.0.0\01824042\Media\Package\Package\01824042v000.exe" I install the upgrade package "CaseInstallshield\V0.0.1\01824042\Media\Package\Package\01824042v001.exe" In "C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{5C150E92-AB9D-4233-A3D1-FEA62BEEA4EC}", I can find 01824042v000.exe and 01824042v001.exe Is it a bug ? Are we alone with this problem ? Thanks
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Re: Installshield store useless "setup.exe" ?

Hi,

This is a genuine issue and I have raised a bug for the same. 
For future reference you can refer the issue using the following Issue Number : IOJ-1923728

 

Thanks