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In VMWare ThinApp can a package have more than 1 .dat file ? The name "primary data container" seems to imply that there could be more than one.

BTW I haven't encountered this yet in any of the packages I created.

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Can I ask you to be much clearer and verbose with your question please as I don't fully understand it or the how it's directly linked to your tags. – Chopper3 Feb 1 '10 at 11:04

You can have multiple .dat files, you simply refer to them by enabling the "RequiredAppLinks" parameter in Package.ini for the base application by adding the following line after the [BuildOptions] entry, "RequiredAppLinks=secondaryname.dat" then rebuilding.

Have a look HERE for an example.

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