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

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Tue May 28 08:45:01 PDT 2019

If you use IsWiX and choose to author files 1:1 this will greatly cut down your component count.

I've also written a very simple .net exe  that does basic heat like harvesting in a 1:many format.  This has proven very stable for many internal nodejs  electron apps that I've written in house.

Hit me up if you'd like a copy.

From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> on behalf of Derek Wickern via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
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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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