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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by 24giovanni, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    Can someone please tell me what the following files do please:

    system.ini
    config.sys
    win.ini
    autoexec.bat

    TIA
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    They are all "configuration" files that Windows uses at boot time.
     
  3. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    Can you please give me an idea what each do individually?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    There's a lot of information on the Internet about these things. Why don't you do some searches and reading. Your question is very broad, and I suspect no matter how people respond, your question may not be fully answered.

    Wanting to learn is healthy. There's a ton of information on the Web. If you want to make changes to these files for a specific purpose and cannot find the information you need, come back and ask some questions.
     
  5. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    thats what I have been and are doing> I just can find a short, difinative answer, which is what I am looking for.
     
  6. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    The "short" answer is that the System.ini and Win.ini files are configuration files.
    Config.sys is primarily used to configure the DOS environment.
    Autoexec.bat is executed on every boot, and "can" contain any programs that one wishes to run in DOS at boot up.

    They are all just text files and can be opened and viewed using Notepad.
     
  7. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    thank you Phil.
     
  8. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    If there is anything specific about these files, please feel free to ask. But since they can be used for configuration and some old apps still use them to store information (instead of the registry), the general question about their uses is very difficult to answer.
     
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