MSI Explorer lets you update MSI without re-building it

Most of you may be quite familiar on how to create MSI or Setups for your applications. By using a Microsoft Installer, one can make sure all dependencies for running the application will be placed properly.

For.NET developers, Visual Studio presents lot of features in creating setup and deployment projects for your application. But, there are no built-in tools in Visual Studio to look into the MSI contents. Even if you make a small change in MSI, it requires rebuilding the entire Setup Project.

MSI Explorer lets you analyze the MSI and give the details of it along with capability of updating it without rebuilding it.


  • It allows us to look into the contents of the MSI.
  • It allows us to export the contents of the MSI.
  • It allows us to update commonly changing properties without rebuilding it.
  • Easy to use UI.
  • Now, Updating an MSI is quite simple.

For more information and download visit Technet.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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