Component elements allow you to add new files to the end user's computer. However, WiX also provides ways to copy and move files. For these tasks, you'll use the
CopyFile element. We'll discuss how to use it in the following sections.
CopyFile element can copy a file that you're installing and place it in another directory. You'll nest it inside the
File element of the file you want to duplicate. First, we'll add a subdirectory to the
MyProgramDir folder that we're already creating under
Program Files. The new directory will be called
<Directory Id="TARGETDIR" Name="SourceDir"> <Directory Id="ProgramFilesFolder"> <Directory Id="MyProgramDir" Name="Awesome Software">