: Would there be
: any reason why a file could get read wrong once and only once
: because I ran it over and over and I was never able to recreate the
The files could have been being accessed by another program, process, or instance of that process and that might have done it. I haven't really heard of this sort of thing happening. If it happens again, and you still cannot figure it out, reply to this thread with the full text from the error (if its ASP, then whats on the page, if its VB then the "Details>>" stuff).
I have seen things work consistently in Debug and on several computers and then have it bomb for no known reason on another machine before. There is nothing you really can do if you cannot duplicate the error...