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07-Sep-2002, 02:31 PM #1
Windows 98 file apps.inf
My daughter has a PC using Windows 98 as op sys.

When she tries to use certain program files, she receives error message stating that the apps.inf file is missing.

What is this file and can i replace it with my Windows 98 file from another PC or do we have to reinstall all of the Windoze files?
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07-Sep-2002, 02:35 PM #2
Could you plz tell as to what program files you are trying to access?
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07-Sep-2002, 02:39 PM #3
Info from MS link -

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Win16-based applications designed for Windows 3.1 run under Windows 98 without modification, but these applications run in a shared memory space and cannot take advantage of preemptive multitasking. However, they do benefit from improvements incorporated into the Windows 98 subsystem. For Win16-based applications that are known to need special parameters to run, Windows 98 includes an Apps.inf file that defines parameters for each application.
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Apps.inf

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07-Sep-2002, 02:43 PM #4
The missing Apps.inf file can be extracted from the Win98 cd and reinstalled. It is located in the cabnet file 44.cab on the Win98 cd. You can use WinZip to extract cab files, then place the Apps.inf file in the WINDOWS\INF folder. If 44.cab doesnt help check with the 49.cab file.

See if that helps...
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08-Sep-2002, 03:04 AM #5
Or just use System File Checker:

Go to Start/run, and type SFC.
Choose 'Extract One File From Installation Disk'.
Type apps.inf, not worrying about its location. Then, click Start.

Next to 'Restore From', type in or browse for the file’s location, which is probably in the Win98 folder of your installation CD-ROM (typically D:\Win98), or in your Windows\Options\Cabs folder, as the case may be.

Then, next to 'Save File In', enter C:\Windows\Inf, and click OK. System File Checker looks for the file, saves it as you requested, and then tells you that 'the file has been successfully extracted'
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08-Sep-2002, 04:08 AM #6
Oh yes! You can try with the sfc too.

Thx for the update Tony.

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08-Sep-2002, 04:35 AM #7
It sure beats rummaging through cab files!
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08-Sep-2002, 04:40 AM #8
Nothing more than

Sorry for diverting the topic...
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09-Sep-2002, 10:56 AM #9
I tried to restore apps.inf file as follows:

I tryed to restore the apps.inf file from the Windows 98 system recovery cd. I can not find this file with SFC (System File Checker) and when I try to find it by opening the files on the CD I receive an error message that says I used a wrong password. I never put a password on Windows or the attempted file opening.

Here is the error message:

Dll: C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZ32.DLL - 10/17/98 7:00 AM
Extracting to "c:\windows\TEMP\"
Use Path: no Overlay Files: yes
skipping c:/windows/TEMP/WIN98_44.CAB -- the file is encrypted and its password wasn't specified

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Dll: C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZ32.DLL - 10/17/98 7:00 AM
Extracting to "c:\windows\TEMP\"
Use Path: no Overlay Files: yes
skipping c:/windows/TEMP/WIN98_44.CAB -- the password is incorrect

How can I get to this file????
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09-Sep-2002, 11:02 AM #10
I re-checked it and the apps.inf file is not present in the Win98_44.cab file but its int he Win98_49.cab file. Check with that file and get back.

This is what you need to do -

Open Win98_49.cab in Winzip. Select that file and then click on Extract. See what happens and get back.
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09-Sep-2002, 06:12 PM #11
Thanks for your help thus far.

I have tried to open and also extract. I can open the CD and open the cabs.paq folder with WinZip. When I try to open or extract from the win98_49.cab+ I get the error message that I either khave not entered a password or have entered the wrong password.

I haven't been able to open the _49 file anyway I've tried. I dont know where the password routine came from as I have not placed passwords in Windows.

Any suggestions around the password?
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09-Sep-2002, 06:18 PM #12
I dont get it... Isnt there a folder by name win98 or something like that? The file is just one cab file and is not a part of any other file. The file should be in that win98 folder and not the one you've specified. Check that again. About the password I'll check that and will get back in a few mins.
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09-Sep-2002, 06:38 PM #13
Carol,
Have you checked for that file in win98 or any other folder??? Do a find files operation for that and see if you can find it. Plz check again and get back.
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09-Sep-2002, 06:48 PM #14
I can find the missing file in my pc but my daughters file is missing.

My file is in c:|windows\inf

Hers does not exist anywhere. Can I copy mine & put on hers?
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09-Sep-2002, 06:59 PM #15
Ok! If the filesize is 61KB then may be you can try, not sure if it'll work though.

Bur, did you search for it in the Cd? Weren't you able to find it in the Cd?
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