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Microsoft KB Archive/104327

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How to Update the Resource File from a Previous Version

ID: Q104327

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 2.0, 2.5, 2.5a, 2.5b


FIXUSER.APP updates the FOXUSER (resource) file to the current version of FoxPro for MS-DOS. This is useful for accessing color sets, Calculator preferences, Puzzle, modify memo windows, label layout windows, printer drivers (but not printer settings), and Window positions that were saved in an earlier version of FoxPro. The FIXUSER.APP file is located in the GOODIES\MISC subdirectory in the FoxPro 2.0, 2.5, 2.5a, or 2.5b for MS-DOS directory.


FIXUSER.APP adds new records to the FOXUSER file, updating the previous version's records to the current version's records. However, the previous version's records are not deleted, and are therefore still usable in the previous version.

To update a resource file from a previous version of FoxPro, do the following:

1. In MS-DOS, copy the previous version's FOXUSER.DBF and FOXUSER.FPT

   files to the current version's FoxPro directory.

2. Start FoxPro. In the Command window, type the following command

      DO <path to FoxPro>\GOODIES\MISC\FIXUSER.APP

   where <path to FoxPro> is the full path to FoxPro, for example,

   NOTE: This command may fail with the error "File FIXUSER.APP does
   not exist." This error indicates that this file was not installed.
   To install it, run the INSTALL.APP application in the main FoxPro
   directory. (Be sure to NOT overwrite the FOXUSER file.) When the
   additional options to install are displayed, select
   "Miscellaneous." Repeat step 2.

3. The FIXUSER main screen will appear with the heading "Resource

   records found." It will tally how may records in the current
   resource file are from each version of FoxPro. If the incorrect
   resource file is selected, choose the Select Resource File push
   button to select the correct one.

4. Choose the Fix User push button to update the resource file.


"Developer's Guide," version 2.0, page D17-63 "Developer's Guide," version 2.5, page D15-13

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.00 2.50 2.50a 1.02 FIXUSER.PRG config.fp 2.50b KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory:

Last Reviewed: April 17, 1995
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