Knowledgebase/FAQ - RecFind File Handles Error

6. When I open certain modules in RecFind I get an error 'insufficient file handles'.

Symptom
Clicking on certain modules in RecFind produces an 'insufficient file handles' message.

Cause
The environment setting for DOS file handles is insufficient.

Solution

  • For Windows 95/98 Users:

    Modify the 'config.sys' file in the root directory of c:. Add or modify the below entry:

    files=255
    stacks=16,256
  • For Windows NT Users:

    Perform the same addition or modification as above to the 'config.nt' file. It is generally located in the c:\winnt\system32 directory.

Workaround
N/A.

Environment
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows NT.

Keywords
file, handles, insufficient.

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