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Track extracted application

Created: 19 Sep 2012 | 4 comments

I'm new here, hi everybody :)

I just have a small problem, more like a question: i'm currently stuck at this situation were I want an application to run in just one layer. The thing is, this application needs to be extracted from a *.zip file first, it doesn't have an installer to select creating an application layer. So I just created an empty layer and extracted the files while recording globaly. Then I started the app the first time, set up the preferences and stopped recording. The problem is, that the changes made or the files created by the application after recording were not saved into the layer! So as I deactivated the layer, the files were still there!

So my question is how do I get the layer to track all of the changes for the app? Or did I misunderstand something and the files created by a program AFTER the recorded installation are actually never writen into the layerr?

MfG KillStreak

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AngelD's picture

When you specify the executable before starting the capture, specify the path to cmd.exe (C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe) and execute it from there.

Or

Just create an empty layer, open it up, add the files manually and a shortcut if wanted and you should be fine.

 

My gussing why the global capture didn't work is because if you extract the compressed file using build in feature the explorer.exe process handles this event and may not be seen by the captured as you wanted.

michael cole's picture

If you are still struggling you can always open the SWV admin, go to your layer, go to properties and drop the files in the folder that you want. Sometimes manually is easier than capturing.

Check your excludes - make sure its not on the desktop or something already excluded.

Michael Cole

Principal Business Critical Engineer

Business Critical Services

KillStreak's picture

Thanks a lot guys, that helped me for now :) I didn't think of even one of these possibilities ^^

michael cole's picture

If there is a solution amongst the replies please mark it so it's searchable in the future and the flag is closed for your query, thanks.

Michael Cole

Principal Business Critical Engineer

Business Critical Services