MS-DOS Shell Does Not Have to Read Files at Startup (76205)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q76205


If you want MS-DOS Shell to start without reading the files and directories in memory, you need to select a different view other than the default view setting.


Press ALT, V (View) for a selection of different viewing modes for Shell (the default is Program/File Lists). Program/File Lists will display the directory tree, individual files, and menu groups. If Task Swapper is active, that area will also be shown. To keep Shell from reading the directories and files, choose Program List from the View menu. Program List view will only show the menu groups and the Active Task List (if Task Swapper is activated).

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/16/2003
Keywords: KB76205