PRB: "Overwrite Invalid FoxUser File..." Each Time Fox Starts

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SYMPTOMS

Every time FoxPro starts, it displays the following error message:
Overwrite invalid FoxUser file with a new empty one? Yes/No

CAUSE

  • The configuration file contains a RESOURCE = line with a path that points to a nonexistent directory or folder. -or-

  • The resource files are corrupt.

RESOLUTION

  • Change the path in the RESOURCE = line so that it points to a valid directory or folder. -or-

  • Rename the resource files (FOXUSER.DBF and FOXUSER.FPT). FoxPro will build new resource files the next time it starts.

MORE INFORMATION

The configuration file is usually CONFIG.FPW in FoxPro for Windows, CONFIG.FP in FoxPro for MS-DOS, and CONFIG.FPM in FoxPro for Macintosh.

Sample Situation That May Cause This Error When Upgrading FoxPro

This situation may occur when you are using the configuration file from a previous installation of FoxPro with a new FoxPro installation. For example, FoxPro version 2.5 for Windows installs to a directory named FOXPROW by default. FoxPro version 2.6 for Windows installs to a directory named FPW26 by default.

If the following situation occurs, the RESOURCE = line will point to an invalid directory:
  1. FoxPro version 2.5 for Windows exists in a directory named FOXPROW. The CONFIG.FPW file in FOXPROW contains a "RESOURCE=C:\FOXPROW\FOXUSER.DBF" line.
  2. FoxPro version 2.6 for Windows is installed in a directory named FPW26.
  3. The CONFIG.FPW file in FOXPROW is copied to FPW26.
  4. The FOXPROW directory is deleted.
At this point, the CONFIG.FPW file in FOXPROW contains a RESOURCE = line pointing to C:\FOXPROW, which doesn't exist.

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Article ID: 114269 - Last Review: December 3, 2003 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Professional Edition for Macintosh
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