Windows 3.0 apps can't find their files
brettholcomb at charter.net
Tue Dec 16 12:03:38 CST 2003
Many of the old windows programs use an ini file in the
system directory or in their own directory. Usually they
programmers dumped all the ini files in the system
directory (this caused immense clutter so instead of
fixing it MS came out with the mess called a registry).
Make sure your C drive is set up correctly in the config
file and that you have a System directory under the
Thinking about it path names shouldn't matter since the
win95 setting for the C drive says use win95 file system
which converted long names to short names.
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 16:13:10 +0100
Julius Schwartzenberg <julius at zgod.cjb.net> wrote:
>I just tried it with a shorter pathname, but it doesn't
>seem to make a difference. All my paths were already 8.3
>What paths could the program be reading from the
>'Windows' ini files? It seems to be unable to find its
>own files, it wouldn't be logical if it needed a path
>from an ini file to find its own files.
>gnome at hawaii.rr.com schreef:
>>Directory pathnames too long? Windows 3.0 could only
>>understand 8.3 directory
>>and file names ...
>>Another possibility, it is looking for pathnames in the
>>old-style Windows INI
>>file, since Windows 3.x had to concept of a registry.
>>gnome at hawaii.rr.com
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