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    What is CONFIG.MSI

    While trying to tidy up saw a directory i hadn't noticed before...
    CONFIG.MSI - it contains 1479 files, all .rbf, totaling 116mb.
    What on wearth is this? Do i need them?
    Help please.

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    Re: What is CONFIG.MSI

    From <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.xde.net/products/forum/xq/ASP/ID.205/GroupID.13/QX/msgcontent.htm>xde.net</A>:

    Rollback script files (.rbs and .rbf) are backups of existing files. Files with a .rbs file extension are rollback script files and files with a .rbf file extension are backups of existing files, both are stored in hidden folders called Config.msi. The Config.msi folders are created when Msiexec.exe starts copying from the installation point. The rollback script file (.rbs) is always stored in the Config.msi folder on the disk where the operating system is installed. The .rbf files are stored in the Config.msi folder located on the disk where the program that is being backed up currently resides. This is done so there is no crossing of disks when backing up the program files. All rollback files and the Config.msi folder are deleted when the installation completes successfully.

    Note: If Setup fails, because you lost power during Setup for example, and you run setup again and it completes successfully, the config.msi folder will be removed. If Setup fails to remove this folder you can manually remove it using Windows Explorer.

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