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Cannot Import Config.nt FILES Value to 16-bit Program in Windows NT Workstation

Article ID: 247915

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q247915


When you run a 16-bit program in a Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0-based virtual DOS machine (VDM), you are not able to import the value set by the Config.nt FILES environment variable into the 16-bit application.


This behavior occurs because only the VDM uses the environment variables set in the Config.nt file. These variables are not saved to the registry.


To resolve this behavior, write a program (or use a third-party utility) that extracts the value after 'FILES=' to allow that value to be used in another program or service.

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