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You attempt to run non-Windows applications from the File Manager orProgram Manager and the following error message is displayed:
Cannot find the specified file; check to ensure the path and filename are correct.
You check your path statement in Program Item Properties (as the messageinstructs you to do), and it is correct. If you attempt to run non-Windowsapplications from the MS-DOS Executive, Windows does not respond.
This error occurs in enhanced mode only. You can run the application(s) instandard and real modes.
The number of FILES= handles in your CONFIG.SYS file is less than 17.
To solve the problem, in the CONFIG.SYS file, set FILES=30. You can useNotepad or any ASCII text editor to edit the CONFIG.SYS file.