deleteFile fails with "Cannot delete file" when directory contains files with long paths




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    Due to compatibility with older versions of Windows, InstallBuilder does not support paths longer than 255 bytes on this platform.

    Regarding rmdir, this command is not an actual binary, but a command accessible from cmd only. The recommended way to delete a directory recursively on Windows is to do:

    <runProgram> <program>cmd</program> <programArguments>/C "rd /Q/S ${installdir.dos}\dir"</programArguments> </runProgram>

    To ensure the deletion does not fail in case the directory does not exist, what can be done is:

    <runProgram> <program>cmd</program> <programArguments>/C "rd /Q/S ${installdir.dos}\dir"</programArguments> <abortOnError>0</abortOnError> <showMessageOnError>0</showMessageOnError> </runProgram>

    The <abortOnError> and <showMessageOnError> will run the command without showing error in case it fails.

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