Yes, I am mapping a drive. I can open the file with NotePad but lines of log data wrap and it becomes nearly unreadable. When opening the log with wordPad I get the locked file exception. I can copy the locked file and open the copy with WORDPAD but that is not convenient. It seems that the iSeries JDK code behaves differently in terms of locking than the Windows/sun JDK equivalent. It simply makes it a pain to view log files. Perhaps there is a viewer that can both format nicely and not lock. However, this makes it a pain for end user/customers to get some special viewer.

As Walden indicated, notePad must open readOnly while WordPad opens for write.

Thanks, Paul

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