Home > Blogs > VMware ThinApp Blog

The different files of AppSync

  • The .asd file is used for keeping track of when last checked the AppSync location
  • The .asl file is used to keep track of how much we downloaded and it contains a list of block signatures for the new file (we use these block signatures to find blocks that we can copy from the existing old file)
  • The .ase is the complete new updated file waiting to be applied as the .exe file (contains blocks both from the old .exe file and from the update file)

If a download is interrupted during AppSync it continues where it left of the next time the user launches the application.

This entry was posted in AppSync on by .
Peter Bjork

About Peter Bjork

Peter Bjork is a Senior Staff Architect, Technical Marketing at VMware. He specializes in Identity and Access Management. He's widely appreciated as a speaker at events like VMworld, VMUG and vFORUM. He is the author of two books as well as numerous white papers and blog posts. When the work day is over, Peter volunteers as a Scout leader for the local Sea Scout troop outside Stockholm, Sweden. Twitter: @thepeb.