• Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:25:08
    I've been using the nightly Synchronet builds for Windows (upgraded periodically), and for a while now, I've noticed that when I exit sbbsctrl, it shows the error "Failure writing initialization file: D:\BBS\SBBS\ctrl\sbbs.ini".

    I don't think I have any file permission issues.. Any suggestions to what might cause that error?

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:18:05
    Re: Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error
    By: Nightfox to All on Sat Sep 18 2021 10:25 am

    I've been using the nightly Synchronet builds for Windows (upgraded periodically), and for a while now, I've noticed that when I exit sbbsctrl, it shows the error "Failure writing initialization file: D:\BBS\SBBS\ctrl\sbbs.ini".

    I don't think I have any file permission issues.. Any suggestions to what might cause that error?

    Not off hand. Is the path correct? Does the File->Save Settings menu option in SBBSCTRL also produce this error?
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Digital Man on Saturday, September 18, 2021 17:43:51
    Re: Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Sat Sep 18 2021 12:18 pm

    periodically), and for a while now, I've noticed that when I exit
    sbbsctrl, it shows the error "Failure writing initialization file:
    D:\BBS\SBBS\ctrl\sbbs.ini".

    I don't think I have any file permission issues.. Any suggestions to
    what might cause that error?

    Not off hand. Is the path correct? Does the File->Save Settings menu option in SBBSCTRL also produce this error?

    The path is correct. File -> Save Settings produces the same error.

    I've checked the file's attributes, but neither the 'read only' nor 'hidden' are applied. I'm not sure what else might be causing the problem.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Saturday, September 18, 2021 23:04:59
    Re: Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Sat Sep 18 2021 05:43 pm

    The path is correct. File -> Save Settings produces the same error.

    I've checked the file's attributes, but neither the 'read only' nor 'hidden' are applied. I'm not sure what else might be causing the problem.


    try moving it. close the bbs. move it back. open the bbs.
    also when is the last time you ran chkdsk?
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Sunday, September 19, 2021 18:00:08
    Re: Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Sat Sep 18 2021 05:43 pm

    Re: Exiting sbbsctrl: "Failure writing initialization file" error
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Sat Sep 18 2021 12:18 pm

    periodically), and for a while now, I've noticed that when I exit
    sbbsctrl, it shows the error "Failure writing initialization file:
    D:\BBS\SBBS\ctrl\sbbs.ini".

    I don't think I have any file permission issues.. Any suggestions to
    what might cause that error?

    Not off hand. Is the path correct? Does the File->Save Settings menu option in SBBSCTRL also produce this error?

    The path is correct. File -> Save Settings produces the same error.

    I've checked the file's attributes, but neither the 'read only' nor 'hidden' are applied. I'm not sure what else might be causing the problem.

    Windows has a lot more fine-grained access control than just 'read only' and 'hidden'. Check who the owner of the file is and what rights you've given to what Windows user groups.
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