Microsoft KB Archive/102049

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PRB: "File Does Not Exist" Error Message When Exiting .EXE

ID: Q102049

1.02 2.00 2.50 | 2.50

MS-DOS         | WINDOWS

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 1.02, 2.0, 2.5
  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5


Quitting an .EXE file works until the .EXE is run from a separate directory without being connected to the network. When you try to quit, or when FOXHELP.DBF cannot be found, the error message "File Does Not Exist" is displayed.

This problem also occurs with stand-alone machines that are not connected to a network if the MS-DOS search PATH statement in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file does not contain the FoxPro directory.


The SET HELP TO command is used to restore the environment when you quit an application. To avoid the error mentioned above, remove the SET HELP TO line from your Cleanup code before distributing your application.

Additional reference words: FoxDos FoxWin 1.02 2.00 2.50 exit errmsg err msg

KBCategory:   kbprb

KBSubcategory: FxnetworkGeneral

Keywords          : kberrmsg FxnetworkGeneral 
Version           : 1.02 2.00 2.50 | 2.50
Platform          : MS-DOS WINDOWS

Last Reviewed: May 22, 1998
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