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actual installer options dialog

On Startup

  • Create an empty project
  • Creates a new empty project on startup.

  • Create new project using Wizard
  • Wizard simplifies the process of creating a new project.

  • Open the most recent project
  • Automatically loads the most recent project on start Actual Installer.

  • Check for updates
  • Select this option to automatically check for updates on start Actual Installer.


    Project Options

  • Update File Version Info
  • Select this option to update the file version information ( Details tab of File's Properties ) of the setup file: File description, Product name, Product version, Copyright, etc.

  • Get Product Version from Main Executable
  • On project load, Actual Installer checks the file version of the Main Executable, and if it is newer the program will prompt to update the Product Version field.

  • Mode 'Select Destination Folder'
  • If Destination Folder is set to "C:\Program Files (x86)\New Product" and user browses for a different folder (e.g. "C:\My Folder") then:
    - Append the last folder name: returns C:\My Folder\New Product
    - Doesn't append the last folder name: returns C:\My Folder
    - Drive only: returns C:\


    File Options

  • Don't add hidden files and folders
  • Select this option to avoid adding hidden files and folders in the installation package.

  • Don't add empty folders
  • Select this option to avoid adding empty folders in the installation package.

  • Don't add files with extensions
  • Specify extensions for files that will not be added in the installation package. Use semicolons (;) to separate items.
    Example: .lnk;.~docx;

  • File extensions for Main Executable
  • Specify additional extensions for files that could be used as Main Executable. Use semicolons (;) to separate items.
    Example: .exe;.bat;



    Prerequisite Links

    On this tab you can specify Download Links or Setup Packages for software prerequisites (specified on the "General \ Prerequisites" page).

    Prerequisite links

    If you specify a download link (URL), the setup will just open it and exit. After installing the software prerequisite, user needs to run the setup again.
    If you specify a file (setup package), the setup will launch it and wait until it is installed and then continue the installation. The setup package for the prerequisite can be included into the main setup program or located next to it.

    To include the setup package for the prerequisite into the main setup program, click '...' and select the setup package from your system.
    After that, the program automatically set up in the field the following path:
    <SetupTempDir>\file.exe
    Where:
    file.exe - it's a filename of the selected setup package.
    <SetupTempDir> - it's a temporary folder of setup program. This folder is used to store files that need to be used Before Installation.