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DOS programs that require share.exe

By vladimir ·
We have a DOS networking program that requires share.exe to operate. We have been able to run it with WIN95 but WIN98 no longer has the file. Is there a way to allow the DOS program to run share.exe in WIN98?

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by rcastellan In reply to DOS programs that require ...

Use wordpad and create a new document. Type nothing in it and save it as share.exe and save it to the windows folder. Make sure it does not save it with the extention .txt. If it does rename it with the extension .exe. The program your trying to usedoesn't care that the file is real. It just checks to see if the file exist.

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by danmichaelis In reply to DOS programs that require ...

you can also download a program called vshare.386, it eliminates the need for share.exe. there is a great article at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q112/1/25.asp. hope this helps.

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by techwan2b In reply to DOS programs that require ...

The text file programs.txt in your /windows/ directory makes this statement.

"Share.exe no longer works in MS-DOS mode
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To support FAT32, SHARE support has been disabled in the real-mode MS-DOS kernel (sharing support is still provided under protected-mode Windows 98). " End quote.

I personally have never seen a problem when not using share.exe, even when the program claims to need it.

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