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Installing FPW26

Installing FPW26

I'm sure this is a really simple problem to resolve, but I'm having trouble installing FPW26. The company I now work for, used to develop in Foxpro, we're now .NET based. In the past I've had to deal with customer issues for applications developed on VFP6-9 and have had no issues installing those development platforms.

We've recently had a request from a customer who are using an application built on foxpro2.6 to update some of their reports. They have no intention of upgrading so not an option.  

I've managed to find a FPW26 folder on one of the retired servers and am sure that this is the FP2.6 windows development platform installation folder but I can't figure out the install steps. There's a DKSETUP Folder in which contains a SETUP.exe but when I run this it complains about not finding FOXPRONT.FO_ in DISK1. Ive renamed DKSETUP to DISK1 and now the setup.exe runs and it creates a directory which contains an INSTALL.EXE file.

I copy this install file to the FPW26 folder as it complains about not finding library files. When I run the install.exe, it launches the development tool (or what I think is the dev tool) but there is an error message saying "file not found" and when i click anywhere on the the window it crashes.

I ran the patch 26 exe in case it was the overflow issue that was causing the problem but it made no difference.

I am trying to install this on an XP machine.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


RE: Installing FPW26

I've just done a LIST FILES LIKE *.* TO temp.txt from my FPW26 install and got this listing:


 10678107 bytes in 45 files.
1023932928 bytes remaining on drive.

Are you seeing much the same files?

Geoff Franklin

RE: Installing FPW26

Hi Geoff,

thanks for your reply.

What should the FPW26 Install folder look like before you run any install? I would like to know if I am starting in the correct place.

The FPW26 folder that I found contains all those files (bar FPW26.LNK) and a lot more too.


I'm trying to figure out what steps I need to take to install the development platform correctly.

If I had it on the orignal (Disk I presume) what would the Install folder contain before running the install, what executables must I run and what should my Install folder contain after the installation?

Thanks in advance

RE: Installing FPW26


What should the FPW26 Install folder look like before you run any install? I would like to know if I am starting in the correct place.
It doesn't matter. You just drop all the FPW files into an empty folder and it'll work. There aren't any outside dependencies.

Geoff Franklin

RE: Installing FPW26

Hi Geoff,

thanks again for your feedback. I've managed to figure out that running FOXPROW.exe launches the correct Interface.

I've been able to open reports and edit them. I just need to check if they are working correctly in the original application.


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