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Microsoft KB Archive/103528

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Removing SWITCHES=/F/N from the DBLSPACE.INI File

Article ID: 103528

Article Last Modified on 11/25/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q103528

This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.


You can add SWITCHES=/N, SWITCHES=/F, and SWITCHES=/F/N to the DBLSPACE.INI file with the following commands:

dblspace /switches=f
dblspace /switches=n
dblspace /switches=fn

However, since there is no DoubleSpace command to remove these entries, you must do so using a text editor.


To remove the SWITCHES entries from the DBLSPACE.INI file:

  1. Remove the Read-Only, System, and Hidden file attributes on the DBLSPACE.INI file. For example, if drive H is your host drive, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and press ENTER:

    attrib h:\dblspace.ini -r -s -h

    NOTE: To determine which drive is your host drive, type dblspace /list at the MS-DOS command prompt.
  2. Using MS-DOS Editor, edit the DBLSPACE.INI file and remove the SWITCHES= entries.
  3. Save the DBLSPACE.INI file and quit MS-DOS Editor.
  4. Use the ATTRIB command to reset the file attributes on DBLSPACE.INI. For example, if your host drive is drive H, type the following command and press ENTER:

    attrib h:\dblspace.ini +r +s +h

For more information on the SWITCHES entry, type help switches at the MS-DOS command prompt and then press ENTER.

Additional query words: 6.20

Keywords: KB103528