[wix-users] Dynamically include all the files in a folder

viharika reddy viharikareddygopu at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 19:18:16 PDT 2020

Hi All,

I want to include 200+ Help files(English and Japanese) in my MSI package.
We are using *dynamic file linking* option in InstallShield but seems like
there is no such option in WiX. I tried to use *heat* to generate two wxs
files (one for English help files and another one is for Japanese). The
problem that I observed with heat is, it is generating same GUIDs for
English and Japanese Help files since most of the file names of English and
Japanese help files are same. Also each time, it is changing the GUIDs so
minor upgrade won't work as expected. We never had an issue with
InstallShield with dynamic file linking during minor upgrade also.

Is there any a better way to include all files/sub-folders in a folder?


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