Files are not re-added properly after selecting No on the Wildcard Deleted Files dialog
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If a file that was added through wildcards is removed from its source location, you will receive a dialog with the following text:
Listed below are files that were added based on a wildcard but are no longer found. To remove these files from the installation, click Yes. To leave a description of these files in the installation so they are re-added when they become available, click No.
If you click No, and then later re-add the file to the source location, the file is not properly added back into the .wsi or .wsm.
Steps to reproduce:
- On the Files page, add files to your installation using wildcards.
- Compile the .wsi.
- Close Windows Installer Editor.
- Delete one of the files from your source location.
- Open the .wsi and go to the Files page. When the Wildcard Deleted Files dialog appears, click No.
- Save the .wsi.
- Close Windows Installer Editor
- Re-add the file to your source location.
- Open the .wsi and go to the Files page. Even though you re-added the file to your source location, the file does not appear on the Files page. However, if you look at Setup Editor > Tables > File table, you will see the entry for your file
- Compile the .wsi. After compiling, you will see both your original file in the Files page as well as a duplicate file in the same directory.
Wise for Windows Installer 6.2
Wise Installation Studio 7.0
Wise Package Studio 7.x
While a .wsi is open, we keep an internal mapping between the features and the components in the feature. When re-adding wildcard files, this mapping is not being updated.
This issue is resolved in Wise Installation Studio 7 SP1, and Wise Package Studio 7 SP3
Workaround: If this situation occurs, after compiling perform the following:
- Open the .wsi/.wsm and save.
- In Setup Editor > Components tab, delete any duplicate file components that were created.
- Save the .wsi.
- Close and reopen. The components are now permanent, are included in our map, and will show up in the Files page.
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