How to Create Default PIF for MS-DOS-Based Programs

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This article describes how to create a default program information file(PIF) for MS-DOS-based programs.
A default PIF file for MS-DOS-based programs is used for those MS-DOS-basedprograms that are not shipped with their own PIF files, and are started byclicking Run on the Start menu. To create a default PIF file for MS-DOS-based programs, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Windows folder.
  2. On the File menu, point to New, then click Shortcut.
  3. In the Command Line box, type , then click Next.
  4. In the "Select a name for the shortcut" box, type _DEFAULT , then click Finish.
  5. Use the right mouse button to click the new _DEFAULT.PIF file, then click Properties on the menu that appears.
  6. Set the properties you want for the _DEFAULT.PIF file, then click OK.
  7. Restart Windows 95.

Article ID: 131877 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 11:33:32 - Revision: 1.1

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