FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[filesh]

Command: fileshigh

FILESHIGH tells FreeDOS how many files it should be able to have open simulataneously. FILESHIGH is a CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS command.


fileshigh=n where n is the number of files, in the range 8-255. The default setting is 8, but a good number for most modern systems is 20 - 40. Some programs may need a higher setting to function correctly; such programs will usually give the value that is needed in their documentation.


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FILESHIGH specifies how many files are allowed open at once (reserves memory necessary to support opening this many files). Note: there are other restrictions, so a given program may not be able to actually open this amount. A good number is 20, though some programs suggest/require 30, 40, or even 255. FILESHIGH is like FILES, except it attempts to load into high memory first (failing that it should load in conventional memory). Note: The order you load devices may have a large impact on amount of free memory available. In general try to load large (in memory usage) programs into high memory first. Important: You should have a high memory manager such as (HIMEM) or HIMEMX or JEMMEX installed (prior device=himem.exe or device=himemx.exe in CONFIG.SYS / FDCONFIG.SYS) before using this option. FILESHIGH is a command internal to kernel.sys and needs no other file in order to work.



See also:

config.sys fcbs fdconfig.sys (fdxms) (fdxms286) files (himem) himemx jemmex ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2003 Robert Platt, updated 2011 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.