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How to include different versions of a file for 32-bit and for 64-bit computers

Sometimes you need to write to the user's computer different versions of a file.
For example you want to write a different shell extension dll file for 32-bit computers and a different one for 64-bit computers.

Then you have to do something like the following :

${If} ${RunningX64}
   File /oname=MY_FILE.dll "YOUR_FILE_FOR_64BIT.dll" 
; 32bit things here
   File /oname=MY_FILE.dll "YOUR_FILE_FOR_32BIT.dll" 

MY_FILE.dll is the filename of the output file in the user's directory. YOUR_FILE_FOR_64BIT.dll is the file that is will be written for 64-bit and YOUR_FILE_FOR_32BIT.dll is the version file that will be written for 32-bit computers.

Also, you have to put in your header :

  !include "x64.nsh"  


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