# Screwed up WinSCP somehow

W Lee
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## Screwed up WinSCP somehow

Hi,

I was trying to use WinSCP's scripting to automate downloading - and in the script I modified one of the values to be a %DATE% %TIME% variable. Now, whenever I try to download, I get an error in the Authentican Banner: EFT Login - %DATE% %TIME% - Please enter valid credentials to continue.

I've uninstalled/reinstalled multiple times, tried clearing files, etc. Where is the hidden cache that this keeps referring to?

Thanks

martin
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## Re: Screwed up WinSCP somehow

To generate the session log file, use /log=C:\path\to\winscp.log command-line argument. Submit the log with your post as an attachment. Note that passwords and passphrases not stored in the log. You may want to remove other data you consider sensitive though, such as host names, IP addresses, account names or file names (unless they are relevant to the problem). If you do not want to post the log publicly, you can mark the attachment as private.

W Lee

## Re: Screwed up WinSCP somehow

Uploaded log session and screen shot from WinSCP
• winscp_upload.log (5.14 KB, Private file)
• winscp_error.jpg (28.73 KB, Private file)
Description: Screen shot of WINSCP window

martin
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## Re: Screwed up WinSCP somehow

I do not see any %DATE% nor %TIME% in the log. It does not look like it's coming from WinSCP side. Did you contact your server administrator?

W Lee
It's ok - I decided to give up on WinSCP and user a different sftp tool where I don't run into this issue.

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