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Thread: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

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    'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Love Batch Converter Multi Encoder but...

    I'm running 17.2 and had the same problems with 16 on a Windows 10 machine.

    Restart, reinstall, upgrade and this:

    R16.2 Multi-Encoder 'Failed to create output file'
    To resolve this issue, run dBpoweramp Control Center >> Advanced Settings >> click [Set] next to Filename Restricted Characters and click [Restore Default].

    Now Multi-encoder will work.

    did not work for me.

    Had no problems before today.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you!

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Post the full error message please with the full filename, there is a copy to clipboard button on the error page.

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Thank you, Spoon (not only for the help, but also for the great product).

    Here it is:

    Error converting to [Multi Encoder], 'C:\Users\Pas\Music\Blissing\Styx\Come_Sail_Away_T he_Styx_Anthology\Disk 1\02-You_Need_Love.flac' to 'C:\Users\Pas\Music\ALAC Rips\Styx\Come Sail Away; The Styx Anthology\02 Styx - You Need Love.m4a'
    Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\Pas\Music\ALAC Rips\Styx\Come Sail Away; The Styx Anthology\02 Styx - You Need Love.m4a' for writing. [clEncoder_ALAC::BeginConversion]

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Try converting a new folder on the root of drive c: called Test

    and convert to that folder, does it work?

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Thank you for that. It worked.

    But when I tried using the AIFF and ALAC Rips folders as the destination for the files. It failed.

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlueFan View Post
    But when I tried using the AIFF and ALAC Rips folders as the destination for the files. It failed.
    Can you create files in those folders by hand?


    Dat Ei

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    The file and folder names look good to me, it is likely a permissions issue, CD Ripper will not have permission to write to that location:

    https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthr...nknown-Windows

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    That worked. Thank you for the great product and awesome support!

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    Re: 'Failed to create output file' and 'Error unable to open File 'C:\Users\x\x\etc.'

    Thank you both for the help! It was a permissions issue.

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