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How to add and / or delete files to modify a program's installatio

Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:37 PM

Hello all,
this is my first post and to be honest, it doesn't really seem like this is the ideal forum to ask such a question, however I can't find a more relevent forum. Therefore if this is deemed inappropriate for this forum please accept my apologies in advance.

Can anyone help me on how to:
1) Take a commerical program which has been developed and published by a third party, and modify the .CAB files so as to add and /or delete some database files.

I have been commissioned to make these changes to the database on behalf of the end user/s, however I am trying to re-burn a new CD with my updated databases (Access Databases) rather than the originals.

I also want to delete a couple of surpurflous databases which are packed with the original installation CAB file as my end user does not need them.

At the end of the the day I am trying to create a CD which will give my end users the ability to simply install the software from 1 CD and be up to date with all of the updated (and none of the surpurfluous) database files.

My end users are generally at the low end of the PC user food chain so to ask them to install the program, delete the surpurflous files, insert my updated files etc is a little out of their capacity.

Can anyone help me please.

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Re: How to add and / or delete files to modify a program's installatio

Posted 18 May 2010 - 12:36 PM

View PostDoug_G, on 17 May 2010 - 10:37 PM, said:

Hello all,
this is my first post and to be honest, it doesn't really seem like this is the ideal forum to ask such a question, however I can't find a more relevent forum. Therefore if this is deemed inappropriate for this forum please accept my apologies in advance.

Can anyone help me on how to:
1) Take a commerical program which has been developed and published by a third party, and modify the .CAB files so as to add and /or delete some database files.


I have been commissioned to make these changes to the database on behalf of the end user/s, however I am trying to re-burn a new CD with my updated databases (Access Databases) rather than the originals.

I also want to delete a couple of surpurflous databases which are packed with the original installation CAB file as my end user does not need them.

At the end of the the day I am trying to create a CD which will give my end users the ability to simply install the software from 1 CD and be up to date with all of the updated (and none of the surpurfluous) database files.

My end users are generally at the low end of the PC user food chain so to ask them to install the program, delete the surpurflous files, insert my updated files etc is a little out of their capacity.

Can anyone help me please.


I'll stop you at #1 above... that's illegal, probably against their EULA, and not all that nice.

It might be worth your time to contact this third party and see if they could do a one off modification of their install for you... that might cost some cash though.

On the other hand... user support and training on your end can help out and empower your users to do the work on their own.
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