Error code = 18

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Error code = 18

Post by John »

First, thanks for a wonderful editing tool. Have been working with Viena now but after making a change to an sf2 file, the program sends this error message: "File was not written. Error code = 18"
Could not find a discussion about this code through a search.

Win 10, 64 bit.

Thank you,
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Re: Error code = 18

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Hi John,
Glad you like my tool.
Error code 18 arises when Viena cannot delete the original file to replace it with the new version of it. Viena initially writes everything into a temp file and only when this process has succeeded it tries to rename the temp file. So, most probably the SoundFont is open and locked in some other software. In this case you could try to use "Save As".
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