FASTOPEN + Storing Recently Opened Files in Memory
Stores in memory the location of directories and recently
opened files so that files can be located quickly.
[d:][path] FASTOPEN pd:[=nnn]
[d:][path] Specifies the drive letter and path that
contain the FASTOPEN command file.
pd: Specifies the drive to process.
[=nnn] Specifies the number of directories or
files to remember for the drive
specified as pd:. If no number is
specified, the default of 34 is used.
The range of numbers specified must be
between 10 and 999. In addition, the sum
of all nnn files cannot exceed 999.
FASTOPEN is used to speed up access of files on hard disks
with complex directory structures.
instructs DOS to remember the locations of the last 100
directories or files that were opened on drive C.
Cannot use FASTOPEN for drive x
FASTOPEN can be used only on hard disk drives. It cannot be used
on floppy drives or on network drives, or on drives that have
been operated on with the JOIN, SUBST, or ASSIGN command.
FASTOPEN already installed
FASTOPEN has already been loaded. No action is required.
Same drive specified more than once
Reenter the command, specifying each drive letter once.
Too many drive entries
You have specified too many drive letters. Reenter the command
with fewer drive letters.
Too many name entries
You have specified a number greater than 999. Change the number
to less than 999 and try again.
FASTOPEN is used only once, and it is usually placed in the
The minimum number of directories or file entries that
FASTOPEN remembers the location of is 10; the maximum is 999. The
number you assign should be greater than the deepest level of
subdirectory you are using. If you access more than the number of
files you specified during a session, the least recently accessed
file is removed from the list and replaced by the most recently
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