Menumaker: TEST.MNU Not Created Because of Errors in Menu File (77787)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 9.0
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 6.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 7.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 8.x

This article was previously published under Q77787


If you select the Make Menu command in the MENUMAKE.EXE program screen, and you get a message similar to the following:

TEST.MNU not created because of errors in menu file.
check for the following:
    MAKEMENU.EXE should be in the same directory where you started the MENUMAKE.EXE program.
    When saving a .DEF file, ensure that the path points to the directory where both MAKEMENU.EXE and MENUMAKE.EXE are located.
This information applies to all versions of the Microsoft Mouse and Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS systems.


MENUMAKE.EXE (Menumaker) is a program designed to create Mouse menus for text-based programs that do not have built-in mouse support.

MENUMAKE.EXE uses MAKEMENU.EXE to compile the .DEF files into .MNU files. Therefore, if the MAKEMENU.EXE file is missing from the directory where MENUMAKE.EXE was started, the MENUMAKE.EXE generates an error message similar to the message above.

If the MAKEMENU.EXE file is in the directory where MENUMAKE.EXE was started and you still get the same message, make sure that when you choose the File Save As command in the Menumake utility, use the default path, which is the directory where the Menumaker utilities are located. Just add the filename after the path, click OK, then try the Make Menu command again.

Note: If you change the path when you use the Save As command, the .DEF file is created in the correct directory but the MAKEMENU.EXE is unable able to find the file and displays the error message.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/24/2003
Keywords: KB77787