Extra Tools Menu Added to Norton Desktop for Windows (95859)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    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 Q95859


This information applies to both Microsoft DoubleSpace and Microsoft DriveSpace. For MS-DOS 6.22, use DRVSPACE in place of DBLSPACE for commands and filenames.

If Windows is installed on your computer when you run the MS-DOS 6 Upgrade Setup program, Setup installs a Tools menu in the File Manager toolbar. If you use Norton Desktop for Windows, you have two Tools menus after you install the MS-DOS Upgrade.


This problem occurs because Norton Desktop for Windows has one Tools menu and inherits a second one from File Manager by reading the WINFILE.INI file.


You can keep both Tools menus in Norton Desktop for Windows or you can remove the second Tools menu by telling Norton Desktop for Windows to ignore the add-ins section in the File Manager information file (WINFILE.INI).To configure Norton Desktop for Windows to ignore File Manager add-ins, set the MaxWinFileExtensions line to 0 (zero) in your NDW.INI file, for example:


This disables all of the add-ins inherited from File Manager.


The two tools menus have different functions. The Tools menu in File Manager and the Tools menu in Norton Desktop for Windows give you the following options:
  Command               Description

   Backup                Runs Microsoft Backup
   Antivirus             Runs Microsoft Anti-Virus
   DoubleSpace Info      Provides DoubleSpace statistics if you have
                         DoubleSpace installed
Norton Desktop for Windows is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB95859