New files added to project are not being copied to destination folder
I am working on an existing project, and I need to add couple of new files to it.
One is a .msi installer, the other is a setup folder for SQL Express with setup.exe in it and the third is a .txt file.
The first two files should be copied in the %temp% folder, while the third goes in the application installation folder C:\AppName.
I build the project, but none of these files are being copied. The old files are being included, but none of the new ones.
What am I missing?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. I am using InstallShield 2019 R2, version 25.
While adding components atleast one file should have key component for reference .please find the below link
The weird thing is I tried it in InstallShield 2015 and it works there no problem
I just added them from Files and Folders, like shown in the screenshot. Created new component (on right click on the bde 5.01 folder -> New Component), added the file and made it a key. I haven't done anything else to that.
Am I missing some steps? On 2015 it works, but on 2019 it doesn't. I am really confused.
I tried however building my project in InstallShield 2015 and it works there for some reason?!
The files are being compressed, or if I choose different release option to have them uncompressed sitting in the same folder as the setup.exe I can see the files that I'm trying to add, but they aren't being copied to the desired destination.
It is really weird and frustrating