Winfile missing in Windows 2000

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Winfile is not present in the Windows 2000 OS. Many users are more comfortable using Winfile as opposed to Windows Explorer. Here is how you can add Winfile to a Windows 2000 PC. Copy the following files from the C:winntsystem32 directory on a Windows NT 4.0 PC:


  • Winfile.exe
  • Winfile.hlp
  • Winfile.cnt

Copy the following file from systemrootwinnt:


  • Winfile.ini

Once you have the files, copy them to the corresponding directories on the Windows 2000 PC. Then go to start, run and type "Winfile"

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This was first published in July 2002

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