FILELINK.EXE won't start

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FILELINK.EXE won't start

#1 Post by MRT » Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:55 am

FILELINK.EXE won't start. It complains that it's unable to open T:\dosapps\filelink\FILELINK.CFG
It can't write back to the CD I guess ;-)
I thought this stuff had to write to ramdisk or something.......?

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#2 Post by Victor Chew » Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:02 pm

I will add this to "Known Bugs" for V3.3.

As a workaround, please edit \dosapps\filelink\startup.bat and replace with:

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mkdir \filelink
cd \filelink
xcopy %CD1%\dosapps\filelink\*.* > nul

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#3 Post by mrpkd » Mon Nov 14, 2005 4:18 pm

i copied and pasted this to dos startup and it didnt work . still get the filelink error . winxp home for os .any suggestions?

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#4 Post by SteelTrepid » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:28 am

Hey mrpkd- this is Ben, you emailed me yesterday. I found some time to figure out a fix for you. Figured I would post my sucess here so others can easily do this also.

Modifying or repacking ISO images can sometimes be tricky. I usually do not like messing with them and really haven't much in the past. Also, easy software to use to do this usually costs!

I searched for ISO modifying software and found MagicISO. The trial version is limited but you can accomplish what you need. Here is a link for their site:

Download and install it. Navigate to the ISO image in the bottom window. When you double click the ISO, it's contents will be in the top window. Now navigate to the location where the file is. Create a new startup.bat on your desktop. Drag and drop that into the top window. You will be prompted if you want to overwrite or add the file. Then close MagicISO, you will be prompted again if you want to save, of course you want to.

Now just burn your ISO and it will work for you. Those steps are the ones I did and I have Filelink running right now with my new CD on one of my backup systems.

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#5 Post by mrpkd » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:35 pm

thanks ben , i can learn to create an iso disk but i really appreciate the hard work some of you guys put in for us novices .like i said im ordering the ubcd disk for windows anyway and hey all the rest of you novices 6 bucks isnt a whole lot of money for a powerful tool.