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WFWG Err Msg: STOP! You Must Type a Full Path Including...

Article ID: 101285

Article Last Modified on 10/12/2003


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q101285


If you try to share a local printer, you may receive the following error message:

STOP! you must type a full path including a drive letter


This error occurs when the TEMP environment variable is set to a directory that does not exist.


To correct this situation:

  1. Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file with a text editor, such as Microsoft Windows Notepad. Ensure the SET TEMP statement is similar to the following:

  2. Run File Manager and ensure there is a C:\WINDOWS\TEMP directory. If there is not, choose Create Directory from the File menu and create C:\WINDOWS\TEMP.
  3. If you changed your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in step 1, you need to exit Windows for Workgroups and restart your computer.

Additional query words: 3.10 3.1 3.11

Keywords: KB101285