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Microsoft KB Archive/105960

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PC DOS: Err Msg: Notice 64 Failure to Modify Folder Rights

Article ID: 105960

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0b
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2

This article was previously published under Q105960


When you try to modify a folder (private or shared) in versions 3.0, 3.0b, or 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, MS-DOS workstation, an error message may be displayed:

Notice 64 Failure to modify folder rights


This error is caused by the corresponding folder file missing or having read-only attributes.


The folder file for that folder can be determined by doing a debug on FOLDROOT.IDX if it is a public folder, or on the user's eight digit IDX file if it is a private folder.

If the .FLD file exists, check the attributes and remove the read-only attribute if it has been set. If the .FLD is missing, the file can be restored from the backup.

However, if a backup is not available, then in order to delete the folder, the user should create a new folder and copy the new .FLD file to the <8digit>.FLD that is missing.

For example, if the missing folder file is 00000010.FLD and the new folder created is 00000011.FLD, then copy 00000011.FLD to 00000010.FLD. The file size for the new folder should be 129 bytes. Now you will be able to delete the folder.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00b 3.20

Keywords: KB105960