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st: read-only error message


From   Laura Gibbons <gibbonsl@u.washington.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: read-only error message
Date   Wed, 18 May 2011 13:57:09 -0700 (PDT)

On one of the Windows 7 computers I use, with Stata 11.2, I periodically get error messages of the sort

"file workedbefore.dta cannot be modified or erased; likely cause is read-only directory or file"

when running a long do file that generates files and overwrites them. Sometimes it will baulk at a .txt file, and other times at a .dta file, in 2 consecutive runs of the same program.

Nothing is write-protected.  The program runs fine most of the time.

If I delete all the files the program creates, and close and reopen Stata, I'm fine for a while.

I do not have a log file open, or a second Stata window, both of which are documented as problems in the archives.

Any advice would be appreciated!

-Laura

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