Track installed files

by BuildGeek on February 17, 2011

in Uninstall

Nick from buildmaestro mentioned the other day he was looking for a tool to track all installer changes to a system.  I tweeted a tool I’ve used in the past called Advanced Uninstaller Pro his way. It has an monitor program that logs all files. Christopher Painter jumped in and reminded me of a tool I’d used in the past called InstallWatch.

I haven’t used any of these tools in a while as I’ve used InstallShield package comparison tool that comes with IS in conjunction with MS Process Monitor.  ProcMon has a record method that allows users to log all changes from end to end and makes it easy to watch what is happening in real time.

Ideally, you don’t want to be spending your time doing this. But worse case, hopefully this helps.

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