Err Msg: "DoubleSpace Cannot Copy the File DBLSPACE.INF" (97576)

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 6.22

This article was previously published under Q97576


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.

After it examines a hard disk, the DoubleSpace utility may return one of the following error messages:

DoubleSpace Cannot Copy The File DBLSPACE.INF


DoubleSpace cannot copy DBLSPACE.BIN


The root directory of the drive contains an excessive number of entries. The root directory of a hard disk can contain up to 512 entries,including both files and directories.

NOTE: The first error message can also be generated when the files DBLSPACE.INF or DBLSPACE.HLP are not in the DOS directory.


Reduce the number of entries in the root directory.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 2/19/2002
Keywords: KB97576