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Microsoft KB Archive/107364

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FIX: COPY FILE Fails with Error "File Does Not Exist"

ID: Q107364

2.50a WINDOWS kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist kberrmsg

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, version 2.5a

SYMPTOMS

The COPY FILE command fails if ".." is used to reference the parent directory of the source file.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5a for Windows. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5b for Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem

In the Command window, issue the following commands:

   SET DEFAULT TO c:\test
   COPY FILE ..\config.sys TO config.sys

These commands should copy the CONFIG.SYS file from the root directory to the C:\TEST directory, but instead the error message "File c:\\config.sys does not exist" is displayed.

Notes

MS DOS uses ".." to reference the parent directory of the current directory. For example, if you are currently in the C:\DOS directory and want to copy a file to the C:\FOXPROW directory, these two MS-DOS commands would accomplish the same thing:

   COPY <filename> C:\FOXPROW\<filename>
   COPY <filename> ..\FOXPROW\<filename>

Because C:\ is the parent directory of the C:\DOS directory, ..\FOXPROW is exactly the same as C:\FOXPROW when it is referenced from the C:\DOS directory. Additional reference words: FoxWin 2.50a buglist2.50a fixlist2.50b errmsg err msg KBCategory: kbprg kbfixlist kbbuglist kberrmsg KBSubcategory: FxenvAutoexec Solution Type : kbfix


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