Windows 10 Is installed file world-readable?


New Member
Sep 6, 2023
When a Windows installer (.msi) creates a file (e.g. by <Component> of WiXtools), will the file be readable by non-admin users?

I want a file not readable by non-admin users, for security reasons.

How can I make WiXtools to create a non-readable (by non-admins) file?
The default scenario is all users can read files with the exception of certain types of software and sensitive areas of the OS itself. Files placed in any given directory will have permissions any child directory/file will inherit.

I can't answer specifically for WIX (never used it) but I would start with their documentation. I would imagine you should be able to script out a change to ACLs.
Top Bottom