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Drive Letters Unavailable for Interlnk with MS-DOS 6.0

Article ID: 100005

Article Last Modified on 11/16/1999


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q100005


If you use Interlnk with MS-DOS, certain drives may be unavailable on the client machine. To make all drives available for use with Interlnk, place the DEVICE line for INTERLNK.EXE at the end of your CONFIG.SYS file.


When INTERLNK.EXE loads from the CONFIG.SYS file, it redirects the next available drive letter on the client machine to the drives on the server machine.

For example, if the device driver for INTERLNK.EXE is loaded before the device driver DBLSPACE.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS file, the drive letter for the compressed or host drive may not be accessible on the client machine. Therefore, the device driver line for INTERLNK.EXE should appear after all other block device drivers and reside at the end of the CONFIG.SYS file.

When you change the location of the INTERLNK.EXE command in your CONFIG.SYS file, you may cause your DoubleSpace host drive letter to change. If you are using Windows (and a permanent swap file [PSF]) and the host drive letter changes, you receive a corrupt swap file error.

For more information on re-creating your PSF, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

doublespace and psf and corrupt

For more information on how DoubleSpace assigns drive letters, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

order and assigns and drive and letters

NOTE: This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.

Additional query words: letter config 6.00 6.20 last double space interlink dblspace

Keywords: KB100005