WiX Toolset

RemoveFolder Element

Description
Remove an empty folder if the parent component is selected for installation or removal. By default, the folder is the directory of the parent component. This can be overridden by specifying the Directory attribute with a value corresponding to the Id of the directory, or by specifying the Property attribute with a value corresponding to a property that will have a value that resolves to the full path of the folder.
Windows Installer references
RemoveFile Table
Parents
Component
Inner Text
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Children
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Attributes
Name Type Description Required
Id String Primary key used to identify this particular entry. Yes
Directory String Overrides the directory of the parent component with a specific Directory. This Directory must exist in the installer database at creation time. This attribute cannot be specified in conjunction with the Property attribute.  
On InstallUninstallType This value determines the time at which the folder may be removed, based on the install/uninstall of the parent component. For 'install', the folder will be removed only when the parent component is being installed (msiInstallStateLocal or msiInstallStateSource); for 'uninstall', the folder will be removed only when the parent component is being removed (msiInstallStateAbsent); for 'both', the folder will be removed in both cases. Yes
Property String Overrides the directory of the parent component with the value of the specified property. The property should have a value that resolves to the full path of the source directory. The property does not have to exist in the installer database at creation time; it could be created at installation time by a custom action, on the command line, etc. This attribute cannot be specified in conjunction with the Directory attribute.  
See Also
Wix Schema, CreateFolder