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re: st: -ssc new- error

From   Christopher Baum <>
To   <>
Subject   re: st: -ssc new- error
Date   Sun, 6 Jun 2010 22:21:01 -0400

Michael said

For the last two days I receive the following error after entering  -ssc 
new-. ( BTW -ssc hot- works fine)

ssc new

file ssc_results.smcl could not be opened

Error(603) reads:

"file __________ could not be opened;
         This file, although found, failed to open properly.  This
         error is unlikely to occur.  You will have to review your
         operating system's manual to determine why it occurred."

I have Windows 7; Stata version 11.1.

Any idea what settings in Windows 7 might cause such an error?

The file ssc_results.smcl should end up in the current working directory. When you get the error, do


within Stata, and see what that directory is. (It is also displayed somewhere on screen; not sure where in Windows). You need to be able to write a new file in that directory.


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