Hello Jason! Thanks for your answer to my post, i&#039m sorry that i had to post it thrice coz i wasn&#039t sure if my post made it.<BR><BR>Well anyway... i used the script that you referred..but.. when i ran it from the server..this error occurs:<BR><BR>Microsoft VBScript runtime error &#039 800a0046&#039 <BR><BR>Permission denied <BR><BR>/index.asp, line 8 <BR><BR>---<BR>line 8 is:<BR>set countNEW = thefile.openastextstream(2)<BR><BR>----<BR>it obviously has something to do with permissions.. how can i solve this?<BR><BR>Thannnnkkksssss,<BR>Melanie