Golden Bow VOpt Requires Version 3.0x for MS-DOS 5.0 (74428)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0

This article was previously published under Q74428


Golden Bow software produces a hard drive compression/optimization utility called VOpt. VOpt versions 3.0x or later are compatible with MS-DOS 5.0 and later; earlier versions may not be.


According to Golden Bow, VOpt version 2.2 will work with MS-DOS 5.0 and later if the partition sizes are under 65 megabytes (MB).

Earlier versions of VOpt will report excessive amounts of lost allocation units, and will not compress the hard drive. VOpt will recommend using CHKDSK to fix the hard drive. This will not solve the problem; you must use an updated version of VOpt.

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Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB74428