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Bad file mode

Statements used in manipulating file contents must be appropriate to the mode in which the file was opened. Possible causes include:

  • A FilePutObject or FileGetObject statement specifies a sequential file.

  • A Print statement specifies a file opened for an access mode other than Output or Append.

  • An Input statement specifies a file opened for an access mode other than Input

  • An attempt to write to a read-only file.

To correct this error

  • Make sure FilePutObject and FileGetObject are only referring to files open for Random or Binary access.

  • Make sure Print specifies a file opened for either Output or Append access mode. If not, use a different statement to place data in the file, or reopen the file in an appropriate mode.

  • Make sure Input specifies a file opened for Input. If not, use a different statement to place data in the file or reopen the file in an appropriate mode.

  • If you are writing to a read-only file, change the read/write status of the file or do not try to write to it.

  • Use the functionality available in the My.Computer.FileSystem object.

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