Error saving .mod file


#1

Dear Dynare users,

my problem is the following: whenever I want to edit a .mod file in MATLAB (change any part of the .mod file) and than save it, the following message pops up in the MATLAB Editor:

The text in the brackets is in Slovene and it says: “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”. I already searched for every possible help via Google and could not get a proper answer or even a hint what to do. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you very much in advance.

Best,

Jan


#2

Did you try the same in folder with a shorter name? It might be that you are hitting the constraint for the length of paths.


#3

Dear Mr. Pfeifer,

I tried, but it seems to be general problem for all .mod files, regardind the length of the path.

Kind regards,

Jan


#4

Does your antivirus or group policy block files with that extension?


#5

Also, Can you create a new mod file and save it? Did you try to edit and save mod files with another editor?


#6

Dear Mr. Pfeifer and Mr. Adjemian,

I checked the antivirus policy and the problem seems not to lie there. Regarding the group policy, I don’t really know what this is. What concerns the creation of new .mod files, I am able to create and also save them, but once I close, re-open and try to edit the existing .mod file, I simply can not do it. I also tried to edit .mod files in computer’s notepad and it works perfectly.

Kind regards,

Jan


#7

The question is whether you have admin privileges when opening Matlab. If not, your admin may have blocked certain actions


#8

Dear Mr. Pfeifer,

if this is somehow related to question if I can run MATLAB as admin than my answer is positive. I have MATLAB installed on my personal computer and I am able to open it as admin. I also forgot to mention and it may be relevant, that errors with saving .mod files occured once I installed MATLAB 2014a (my previous MATLAB version was 2012a and everything worked perfectly).

Kind regards,

Jan


#9

So if you run Matlab as an admin, does the problem saving mod-files persist?


#10

Dear Mr. Pfeifer,

yes the problem of saving .mod files persists.

Kind regards,

Jan


#11

Unfortunately, I am out of ideas. Are you working in a folder where you have write permission? Have you tried changing the default program to open mod-files? They are registered as movies on your machine. Maybe there is another program that accesses them as soon as they are created.