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Disk or File System Error Message Importing Registry File


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 95


When you try to import a registry (.reg) file by using a batch (.bat) file, you may receive the following error message:

Cannot import <filename>.reg: Error opening the file. There may be a disk or file system error.


The .bat file is not in the same folder as the .reg file.


To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods:

Method 1

Move the .bat file to the folder that contains the .reg file.

Method 2

Move the .reg file to the folder that contains the .bat file.


A batch file for importing a .reg file might look like this:

start regedit <filename>.reg

Keywords : kbenv kberrmsg win95
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Technology : kbWin95search kbWin95

Last Reviewed: December 15, 2000
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