Windows Mobile/CE Installer Project Files Tab (Exe Project) - Mobile Packager

The Files tab is where you specify the files that you would like to be packaged in your installer.

File Menu Options

To add files to your package, you can click on the "Add File(s)" button and select the file(s) to be added. You can also add files to your package by dragging and dropping them on the files list or folder tree view. After adding your files, you can select individual files and customize their properties. If you select an executable(*.EXE) or a cab file(*.CAB) you will have additional properties that you can configure.


For all files you have the following properties

Source Path
Is the path where the current file is located.

Copy To
Is the destination path on your mobile device where the file will be copied.

Copy Condition
Is a condition that is checked before copying the file to the mobile device during installation.

  • Copy Always
  • : the file will always be copied and if there is an existing file on the mobile device, it will be overwritten.
  • Copy If Newer
  • : the file will be copied only if it newer than the file that exists on the mobile device.
  • Skip If Exists
  • : the file will be copied only if there is no existing file under the same path on the mobile device.
Target Platform(s)
The platform on which the file will be installed. By default all platforms will be selected.

If you select an executable file you will have an additional option where you can specify if you would like to run the executable after copying on the device.

EXE File Properties

If you select a CAB file you will have an additional option where you can specify if you want the install the CAB file after copying it on the device. There are also options to "Attempt Silent Installation" and "Ignore CAB Installation If Already Installed". The "Attempt Silent Installation" option will try to install the CAB file silently without showing any prompts. The "Ignore CAB Installation If Already Installed" option will ignore CAB file installation if it is already installed on the device.

CAB File Properties

You can control the file installation sequence by using the up and down arrows that are available after selecting the "Show All Files" option. You can remove a file from your project using the "Delete" button.

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