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Re: st: Re: Cannot write in directory

From   Constantine Daskalakis <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Cannot write in directory
Date   Wed, 04 Feb 2004 20:34:37 -0500

Thanks to Laurel Copeland and Alan Riley for suggestions on my troubles getting add-ons installed through SSC. Most of those suggestions we had already tried; but we still fiddled with permissions for a couple of days without success.

Regarding permissions by the way, here's something tricky that I learned:
What you see on the properties sheet on a directory only allows you to set the RO attribute on *files* and has no bearing on the current state of any RO attribute anywhere in the system (and that seems silly but that's how it is). Explorer can not alter the RO attribute byte on a directory. To actually alter the RO attribute, you have to use the attrib command (through START-->RUN-->CMD).

Still, that did not solve my problems.

So, if all else fails, start over. I uninstalled my Stata, deleted all relevant directories and started from scratch. And now I do not have the problem any more. Weird.

All's well that ends well (even if we don't always understand the mysterious ways of nature -- or, of machines).


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Constantine Daskalakis, ScD
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Biostatistics Section, Thomas Jefferson University,
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