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PC WRmt: Microsoft Mail and SHARE.EXE

Article ID: 107062

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2

This article was previously published under Q107062


With version 3.2 of Microsoft Mail Remote for Windows, if your Mail message file (MMF) is on your local hard disk, you must run SHARE.EXE before you start Microsoft Windows.

If this is your first installation of any Microsoft Mail product and your .MMF file is on your local hard disk, you need to run SHARE.EXE, start Windows, and then run the Mail Remote Setup program (SETUP.EXE) to install Microsoft Mail Remote for Windows.

If SHARE.EXE is not loaded before Windows is loaded, Mail will not start, and the file that contains your messages cannot be accessed by other mail- related applications.


SHARE.EXE enables each program that accesses your message file to lock portions of the file and protect the other mail-related applications from overwriting information in the file.

If you are running the version of Mail shipped with Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 in 386-enhanced mode, VSHARE.386 is loaded automatically and SHARE.EXE is not needed.

The Setup program installs SHARE.EXE in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file if it detects that it is needed. You need to restart your computer in order for the change to take effect.

Additional query words: 3.20

Keywords: KB107062