Export (0) Print
Expand All
Dos
Mem
Msg
Expand Minimize

Files

Sets the number of files that the MS-DOS subsystem can access at one time. Use the systemroot\System32\Config.nt file, or the equivalent startup file specified in a program's program information file (PIF), to specify the files parameter.

Syntax

files= x

Parameters

x   : Required. Specifies the number of files that the MS-DOS subsystem can access at one time. Valid values for x are in the range 8 through 255. The default value is 8.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Although the default setting for the x parameter is 8, some programs require a larger value. A typical setting is 20.

Examples

To specify that the MS-DOS subsystem can access up to 20 files at one time, type the following line in your Config.nt file:

files=20

Formatting legend

Format

Meaning

Italic

Information that the user must supply

Bold

Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

Courier font

Code or program output

Command-line reference A-Z

Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft