[wix-users] Creating an installer for a large number of files

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Tue May 28 08:35:50 PDT 2019

More likely, too many Components.

We (FireGiant) created an advanced harvesting system that addresses this with gloriously named "contentFileComponentsWithGeneratedKeyPath" strategy: https://www.firegiant.com/wix/wep-documentation/harvesting/strategies/#content-file-components-with-generated-keypath

 Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/

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Subject: [wix-users] Creating an installer for a large number of files

I'm trying to create an installer for a node.js application with about 70,000 files, mostly inside node_modules. I used heat to harvest the directory (one component per file). When I run the installer, it doesn't get past the initial "Please wait while Windows configures ... " dialog even after waiting several hours.

Is this simply too many files for Windows installer to handle?

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