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I am tring to uncompress a file using dos.

I have transferred the file from floppy to my C drive and I am typing:

C:\> expand txtsetup.sif

I get the respons:

no destination specified for : txtsetup.sif

I need to urgently edit this file to resolve a 0x00000024 stop message issue on my WINXP SP1 notebook.

I am a complete novice: please can you help. Thanks.
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Is the file you have coped called "txtsetup.si_"? That's the norm for Microsoft compressed files. If so, you need to type:

C:\>expand txtsetup.si_

The correct filename will be restored. You can then move the file to the location you need.

Try "expand /?" to see the options expand accepts.

If the file is a .cab, you need to extract your file from the cab with something like:

C:\>expand filename.cab -F:txtsetup.sif txtsetup.sif

To list the files contained in a cab, you can use:

C:\>expand -D filename.cab
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