MS-DOS 6.2 Step-Up May Leave Temporary Files If Interrupted (105790)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
This article was previously published under Q105790
If MS-DOS 6.2 Step-Up is interrupted while it is patching files, it
may leave zero-byte files in the root directory. Also, patch files
(*.??#) may be left in the directory containing your MS-DOS 6.0 files.
The patch process used to update your existing MS-DOS files creates
and uses temporary files. These files are created in the root
directory and are deleted by Setup when it exits in a normal no-error
condition. Whenever Setup is aborted abnormally (such as by a power
failure), the temporary files are not deleted.
The zero-byte files left in your root directory (and the patch files
in the directory containing your MS-DOS 6.0 files) can safely be
deleted after you have successfully installed MS-DOS 6.2. The
temporary files in the root directory typically have names including
numbers such as 10 or 11.
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