Determining the Files in InstallShield Prerequisites, Merge Modules, and Objects

InstallShield 2022

Project:This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI

If you need to see a list of files in an InstallShield prerequisite, a merge module, or an object, you can do so from within the Redistributables view in Basic MSI and InstallScript MSI projects. The right pane in this view shows details about the InstallShield prerequisite, merge module, or object that is selected in the list of available redistributables. This details pane provides information such as which files a redistributable installs. You can hide or show the details pane by clicking the Show Details button in this view. Clicking the Show Details button in the Prerequisites view of an InstallScript project lets you see the files in the selected InstallShield prerequisite.

If you are using an InstallScript project and you want to see details about a merge module or object that is listed in the Objects view, select that object; InstallShield displays a list of the redistributable’s files, as well as additional information, in the right pane.

Tip:For another way to see the files contained in a merge module or object, see Knowledge Base article Q106474. This article contains a link to a downloadable Merge Module Dependency Viewer.