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Microsoft KB Archive/102287

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ERR: "File Not Found" or "File Does Not Exist"

Article ID: 102287

Article Last Modified on 6/24/2004


  • Fox Software FoxBASE+ 2.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft FoxBASE+ 2.01 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q102287


When you try to open a file using the File Open dialog box, the error "File Not Found" or "File Does Not Exist" may occur.


This problem occurs when the FoxUSER file is not present in the System Folder or when there is an INIT or Extension conflict.

Other possible causes include having multiple FoxUSER files on the system, a corrupted FoxUSER file, or a database file with an extension other than .DBF.


To determine if there is an INIT or Extension conflict, disable all Extensions or INITs, as follows:

  • Under System 7.0, press the SHIFT key while restarting the machine to disable all Extensions. Once the logo "Welcome to Macintosh/Extensions Off" appears, release the SHIFT key.
  • Under System 6.0x, drag each INIT out of the System Folder and restart the Macintosh.

NOTE: You may not be able to remove all the Extensions or INITs; some may be needed to run the Macintosh. Remove as many INITs or Extensions as possible.

Additional query words: 2.00 2.01 FoxBASE+/Mac

Keywords: KB102287