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Error: Too many parameters -t$arc0 File Creation Error

Solution or Workaround

Summary

This error occurs when trying to run ARCW, ARCEDITW and ARCPLTOW:

Too many parameters -t$arc0
File Creation Error
[PC Arc/Info 3.5.1 Arc - 01/26/97]
Can not create c:\temp\ t$arc0\T&EXTSML.VAR

Cause

The 'Start in' variable for those modules is not set or is invalid.

Solution

Define the 'Start in' path:

1. Right-click the ARCW icon on your desktop and click Properties
2. Select the Shortcut tab
3. In the 'Start in' field type the path to a valid directory. Example: C:\temp
4. Click Apply
5. Click OK
6. Repeat the above steps for ARCPLOTW and ARCEDITW.

If you don't have the above icons on your desktop:

1. Click Start > Programs > Windows Explorer
2. Navigate to C:\arcexe\install
3. Grab the Winsetup.exe file and drag it onto the desktop
5. Rename the shortcut icon on the desktop to anything you like
6. Double-click this new icon. All the windows extension icons will be displayed.
Warning:
Don't delete, mover, or rename any of the icons in this window.

Now you can define the 'Start in' path as described above.