Batch.exe Creates [InstallLocationsMRU] Section Incorrectly

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When you use the Microsoft Batch Installation Utility (Batch.exe) included with Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 to create a custom Msbatch.inf file that contains an [InstallLocationsMRU] section, the section is successfully added to the file. However, after you install Windows 95 using the custom Msbatch.inf file, the [InstallLocationsMRU] section may not be implemented as you intended it to be.


When you use the Batch.exe tool to create an Msbatch.inf file that contains an [InstallLocationsMRU] section, the section is added to the file and entries for each path that you specify are added to the section. However, the entries are created using an incorrect syntax.


To work around this problem, manually edit the Msbatch.inf file so that each entry in the [InstallLocationsMRU] section uses the following syntax
where <source> is the path that you want to appear in the list of folders from which you can choose when you are prompted for the location of the Windows 95 Setup files and <n> is a sequential number associated with each entry.

For example, the [InstallLocationsMRU] section could appear similar to the following example:


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Article ID: 157310 - Last Review: October 1, 2013 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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