Troubles with Visual Studio Installer - Content is missing in .msi file

Hi guys,

I am new in MonoGame and I would ask you for your help.
I am trying to create install.msi file (using Microsoft Visual Studio Installer) but there is a problem somewhere.

When creating the install.msi file VS is reporting this message:
“1>Skipping C:/G-Drive/CS/_MonoGame/09_Test_setup/Test/Test/Content/rocket_45x100.png”

And then after “successful” installation when trying to run .exe file I got this message:

Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Content.ContentLoadException: The content file was not found.
—> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file ‘C:\Temp\Content\rocket_45x100.xnb’.
File name: ‘C:\Temp\Content\rocket_45x100.xnb’

So apparently the Content files are not included in the .msi file.

Does anybody have any idea how to fix this problem?
I am desperate - I already spent several days on this issue and no success yet :slight_smile:
Thank you very much for any help

My settings:
Windows 10, 64-bit
MonoGame, version
Visual Studio Community 2022 (64-bit), version 17.8.1
Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects 2022, version 2.0.1

On the left, create a folder in Application Folder, add a folder named Content, and add the files there, repeat for anything and also drag files around too.

I need to find out how to elevate the application next… perhaps another time.


Oh and Hi @Vit, Welcome to the Community!

Happy Coding!

Hi MrValentine,
No sure how exactly you meant your advise but moving just.xnb files worked (adding screenshot - maybe somebody else will need it as well).
(I have also tested it on my real project and everything is working now. The screenshots here are from my testing project)
Thank you very much for your help.

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