getting an error message "Cannot create file <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc"

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Mad Dog Mike

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Oct 1, 2020, 7:53:46 AM10/1/20
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I finish reading articles in a group and I'll either catch up or just close
the group window and I get an error message

"Cannot create file <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc"

this is something new happening to me. Xnews has worked without a hitch
for years.

raf

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Oct 1, 2020, 2:06:02 PM10/1/20
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Looks like your newsserver got trottled.

Grant Taylor

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Oct 1, 2020, 2:15:33 PM10/1/20
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On 10/1/20 5:53 AM, Mad Dog Mike wrote:
> I finish reading articles in a group and I'll either catch up or just
> close the group window and I get an error message
>
> "Cannot create file <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc"

Presuming that you're communicating with your server using NNTP....

This message seems entirely client side to me.

Can you access <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc on your computer?

Can you edit <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc on your computer?

It looks to me like Xnews is trying to update the listed .newsrc file
and unable to do so.

> this is something new happening to me. Xnews has worked without a
> hitch for years.

A definition of broken comes to mind: It used to work and now it does not.



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Mad Dog Mike

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Nov 16, 2020, 5:18:42 AM11/16/20
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Grant Taylor <gta...@tnetconsulting.net> wrote in
news:rl56dl$9bo$1...@tncsrv09.home.tnetconsulting.net:

> On 10/1/20 5:53 AM, Mad Dog Mike wrote:
>> I finish reading articles in a group and I'll either catch up or just
>> close the group window and I get an error message
>>
>> "Cannot create file <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc"
>
> Presuming that you're communicating with your server using NNTP....
>
> This message seems entirely client side to me.
>
> Can you access <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc on your
> computer?

Yes

>
> Can you edit <drive letter>:\xnews\<server name>.newsrc on your
> computer?

Yes

Mad Dog Mike

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Nov 28, 2020, 4:24:39 AM11/28/20
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turns out I wasn't running the latest version to the software (2006). I
found a 2009 and seems to have cleared up the problem, for now.
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