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FAQ: Too Many Open Files

 

If you get an error message saying “Too Many Open Files” when first entering the system, usually your CONFIG.SYS file in your root directory needs to be updated. To do this, make changes to CONFIG.SYS as follows:

NOTE: We recommend ALWAYS making a backup of the files to be changed, and having a boot (system) disk available before making any changes. If this has not been done see page entitled “FORMAT DISK / MAKE SYSTEM DISK”.

(To accomplish the following, you may use any text editor you are familiar with - the DOS editor may not be available on your sytem.)

At the C: prompt, try “C:\DOS\EDIT C:\CONFIG.SYS” to change the “FILES=” line to “FILES=200” [a higher # is o.k.]. If you still get an error, look for another text editor to do this - in Windows, you may use the “NOTEBOOK” editor.

After making this change, reboot your computer.

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR WINDOWS MILLENIUM USERS ONLY:

TO AVOID “TOO MANY OPEN FILES” ERROR MESSAGE IN WINDOWS ME:

(don’t type “” marks in text below)  

  1. CHOOSE START
  2. CHOOSE RUN
  3. TYPE “MSCONFIG” IN COMMAND BOX, PRESS ENTER KEY
  4. CHOOSE SYSTEM.INI TAB
  5. CHOOSE “386enh”(CLICK ON “+” NEXT TO IT)
  6. ADD A NEW LINE: “pervmfiles=200”

 When you apply this change and exit MSCONFIG, Windows should tell you to restart to make the change effective.

 

 Updated September 3, 2008