Batch File Calling CD Command May Not Run on Shared Drive Using HPFS

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When a Windows 95-based computer runs a batch file at a command prompt that calls the CHDIR or CD (change directory) command on a connected share on a drive using the HPFS file system, the batch file may not run any command in the file after the change directory command.


In Windows 95, a check occurs during the execution of the batch file to determine the type of file system in use. When the HPFS file system is returned (as an unsupported file system), Windows 95 attempts to read the file again using the new path defined by the change directory command. Because the new path does not contain the original batch file, the error message "Batch file missing" is generated.


To resolve this problem, download the following file from the Microsoft Download Center. Click the file name below to download the file:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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This fix for Windows 95 and OEM Service Release 2.x should have the following file attributes (or later):
File name     Version    Date      Time     Size   
Vredir.vxd    4.00.1118  1/16/98   2:32pm  156,773 bytes


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2), and Microsoft Windows98. There is currently no resolution for this issue in Windows 98.
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Article ID: 183493 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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