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Re: AW: st: -ssc new- error

From   "Michael N. Mitchell" <>
Subject   Re: AW: st: -ssc new- error
Date   Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:03:17 -0700


In Windows/XP, you can change the startup directory by right clicking on the Stata icon and changing the path specified by "Start In". A similar process might work for Windows/Vista and Windows/7.

I hope that helps,

Michael N. Mitchell
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On 2010-06-06 11.48 PM, Kaulisch, Marc wrote:
The same has bitten me. When changed to another directory it worked - as reported...


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: [] Im Auftrag von Michael C. Morrison
Gesendet: Montag, 7. Juni 2010 05:05
Betreff: Re: st: -ssc new- error

Thanks Kit. My working directory is pointing to C:\Program Files
(x86)\Stata11 which on checking properties is a read-only directory.
That explains the problem.


On 6/6/2010 9:21 PM, Christopher Baum wrote:
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 r(603);

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.


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics&   DIW Berlin   |
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