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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

By gemailhiot ·
Recurring problem.
When upgrading computers, I am called upon to transfer programs and data between older machines and newer ones.
Most apps seem to copy OK.
The problem is Wordperfect 6.0 & 6.1 for Windows.
I transfer the appropriate directories, the files located in Windows and Windows/System directories (all of them I think), the Win.Ini entries.
Trying to start Wordperfect, I get message
Shared Components DLL cannot be loaded.
What am I missing?

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by Larry H. In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

Try deleting or renaming the following file:
C:\WINDOWS\WPCSET.BIF

Often corruption in that file will be resonsible for a host of error messages. WordPerfect will recreate it if it doesn't exist.

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by gemailhiot In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

Tried it. System promptly rebuilt another BIF file. Problem persists

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by bdgray In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

Add the following path statement to your your autoexec.bat:

C:\OFFICE\WPWIN\SHARED

This assumes that you installed Word Perfect 6 to the default directory. If you do not know how to do this you could just copy all of the shared files to the C:\Windows\system folder.

Hope this helps.

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by gemailhiot In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

Made matters worse. Now error message is Cannot execute apllication

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by PhiltheGreat In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

This may be related to the installation problem. I have encountered this before. Wordperfect's dll may be still in your computer, but the dll have linked to different positions of your harddisk (thought same file name; but different sector in different computers.) The simplest way to solve this is install the wordperfect once again on the new computer and it will be fixed automatically and other problems will be solved too.

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Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for Windows

by gemailhiot In reply to Wordperfect 6.0/6.1 for W ...

Have pruchased and installed WordPerfect 8 Suite - no problem

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