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st: Re: Problems with internet access [was: ... Collapse syntax error]

From   Friedrich Huebler <>
Subject   st: Re: Problems with internet access [was: ... Collapse syntax error]
Date   Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:26:51 -0700 (PDT)


The document at the URL below may help. Quote: "Sometimes the new
file extension is added to the name of the file in front of the old
extension, and the old extension stays the same (e.g.,

Friedrich Huebler

--- Ramani Gunatilaka <> wrote:
> Thanks, Nick.
> I am dealing with the problems one by one.
> The first to update Stata from
> I had been looking at 
> and couldn't
> navigate from that page to the one you gave me.
> Anyway, did as instructed, that is saved the bin file in my
> C:\Stata folder, renamed WSTATA.EXE, WSTATA.OLD and renamed
> Now the problem is that though I renamed the BIn file as Exe,
> though the name changed it remained an EXE file. And when I tried
> to click on it to make Stata run, I was given this dire warning and
> backed off in fear.
> "Files are used by the Operating system or various programmes.
> Editing or modifying them could damage your system"
> Then it gave me a choice to select a programme from the web with
> which to open the file. 
> But what I noticed was, when the file is renamed, it is called a
> wstata.exe.bin. That is renaming does not get rid of the bin.
> Can you please advise me what I should do?
> Thanks,
> Ramani

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