Microsoft KB Archive/102595

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How to Expand Compressed Files on FoxPro Setup Disks

ID: Q102595

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5x, 2.6, 2.6a

You may sometimes need to replace selected FoxPro for Windows files on your hard disk with those on the setup disks. The FoxPro files on the setup disks are compressed. Normally, the only way to install these files is to run the Setup program for FoxPro. However, if you have the setup disks for Microsoft Word version 2.0 for Windows, you can use the DECOMP.EXE decompression utility to install individual FoxPro files.

The DECOMP.EXE file is located on Disk 1 of the Word 2.0 for Windows 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch setup disks. Before you can use DECOMP.EXE, copy it to your hard disk.

NOTE: In the Professional Edition of FoxPro 2.6 and 2.6a for Windows, the DECOMP.EXE file is located in the FPW26\DKSETUP directory.

To use DECOMP.EXE, type the following at the MS-DOS prompt:

   DECOMP a:\<compressed filename> c:\foxprow\<uncompressed filename>

For example, to copy and expand the GENSCRN.PRG file from the FoxPro setup disk in drive A to the FOXPROW directory on drive C, you would type the following:

   DECOMP a:\genscrn.pr_ c:\foxprow\genscrn.prg

Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 2.60a compress expand selectively decompress uncompress floppy diskettes KBCategory: kbsetup KBSubcategory: FxsetupGeneral

Last Reviewed: June 26, 1995
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