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Importing MSI Package

With MSI Package Builder you can not only create new MSI packages but also modify existing ones using the embedded MSI import capability. Just choose an MSI you want to modify, import it to a new project, perform the changes needed and build a new one. This feature is designed to handle the situation, when you have generated an MSI package, deleted the project, but need to make some changes to the package or upgrade it.

Warning

Though it is guaranteed that the import of the MSI package built with any previous version of MSI Package Builder is fully supported, some MSI features are not available in the MSI Package Builder import technology. So if you are importing a generic MSI package, please check the import results and a newly generated MSI package carefully.

The feature of creating a new MSI package on a basis of an existing MSI package is available in the Project Setup wizard. Alternatively, you can use the Import MSI Package button from the Project Management group on the Home Ribbon page or the Import MSI Pakcage link in the Product Actions group on the Welcome Screen.

Import MSI Package

Import MSI Package

The Import MSI Package button from the Project Management group on the Home Ribbon page should be used to create a new MSI Package Builder project based on a changes performed by an existing MSI package.

In any case, you will reach the page where you are proposed to provide the path to the existing MSI package to import and a name for the project to be created as a result Pic 1.

Importing an existing MSI package

Pic 1. Importing an existing MSI package

When the import is complete, you can see the project that contains the changes performed by the specified MSI package created in the Projects view.