Workaround for EXTRACT's Install program
EXTRACT's Install program does not work with Windows 98 or NT. Nonetheless,
EXTRACT itself works fine, so one need only perform a series of steps in a DOS window to
The Install program creates certain subdirectories on your hard disk, copies the
necessary files from the CD, sets up a shortcut for starting the program, and prompts you
to print out associated documentation files.
Open an MS-DOS window on your computer, and do the following steps (where d: is
assumed to be your cd-rom drive.
1. Create new directories on your hard drive:
2. Copy files into the c:\extract directory
- md extract
- cd extract
- md work
3. In Notepad or a similar text editor, paste the following and save it as EX.BAT, changing
D: if your cd-rom drive is a different letter.
- copy d:\extract\extract*.exe c:\extract
- copy d:\extract\extstart.prm c:\extract
- copy d:\extract\sele*.dbf c:\extract
- copy d:\extract\my_file*.* c:\extract
4. For conventional documentation, print out d:\extract\extract.doc. For a simple tutorial
in the use of selected data on 1992 Economic Census CD-ROMs, print out
- cd \extract
- SET CLIPPER=E000;V006
- EXTRACT c D: D:\auxil C:\EXTRACT\WORK master.ctg
Once these steps are complete, you should be able to start EXTRACT by running
c:\extract\ex.bat from Start - Run.