[wix-users] Self-healing

Colin Sim Colin.Sim at ipfx.com
Thu Dec 17 00:55:04 PST 2015

Hi all,

I have a WiX project that is a rewrite of an InstallShield project. However, I'm noticing some behavioural differences that I don't understand around self-healing (resiliency). For the InstallShield project, when I double-click an EXE (regardless of whether it has an advertised shortcut or not) a repair is triggered if any of the components (key pathed files) are missing.  However, this does not happen for the WiX installer. The only way I can get the repair to trigger is to invoke the advertised shortcut.

How do I get the WiX installer to behave the same way as the InstallShield project? Is there a setting or configuration parameter that I'm missing?

Kind regards,

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