Uncompressed Removable Media Disk Files Displayed w/Host Drive (104033)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q104033


If you mount a compressed removable media disk, replace it with an uncompressed disk, and then access the old compressed disk's host drive letter, the directory listing of the uncompressed removable media disk is displayed using the host drive letter.

NOTE: This problem occurs at the MS-DOS command prompt and in Windows File Manager.


To avoid this problem, do not access the host drive letter after replacing a compressed removable media disk with an uncompressed disk.

For example, after using a compressed removable media disk in drive D (with a host drive G), immediately access drive D (not drive G) after inserting an uncompressed removable media disk. If you are using File Manager, you can simply press F5 after switching disks.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS version 6.2. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB104033