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st: RE: missing wstata.bin

From   "Rodrigo Martell" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: missing wstata.bin
Date   Fri, 1 Sep 2006 12:13:46 +1000


I had that problem last week. Here's what Stata recommended:
Dear Rodrigo,

I recommend that you manually download and install the new executable from our

When updating the Stata executable manually, make sure you are renaming the
extension correctly on the downloaded executable in the Stata install

Windows ME, 2000, XP

1) Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
2) Go to the Tools menu and choose Folder Options....
3) In the window that appears, choose the View tab.
4) Find the check box that states "Hide file extensions for known file types".
5) Make sure that this box is unchecked.  

This will allow you to rename the extension form bin to exe. When this update
is performed correctly the new executable will automatically display the Stata

If this machine continues to have problems connecting to the Internet from
within Stata and the computer is behind a firewall you might check the settings
in Stata's "Internet Prefs" menu.  In your Stata menu bar, click "Prefs" and
then "General Preferences".  Under the "Internet Prefs" tab, check the box
labeled "Use HTTP Proxy" and fill in the appropriate IP and port settings.  If
you have to enter a username and password to get Internet access, check the box
labeled "Use HTTP Proxy Authorization" and fill in your username and password.
If you are still having trouble getting through after that talk with your
network administrator and see if he/she can help you.

Point your web browser to the URL below for more information on Internet
settings in Stata.


Kerry Kammire

Rodrigo Martell

Frontier Economics Pty. Ltd.
395 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of John Taffe
Sent: Friday, 1 September 2006 12:08 PM
Subject: st: missing wstata.bin

After .update all and downloading the files from the Stata site I type

. update swap

and get:
    1.  Removing older backups

File C:\Program Files\Stata9\wstata.bin was not found, aborting swap.

wstata.bin is indeed not there, nor in any other path.  Does this mean I 
need to reinstall Stata9, or is there another way of fixing this 
problem?  (I couldn't find the answer in FAQ.  Apologies if this has 
been recently answered - I have been away from statalist a long time.)

John Taffe
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