This is the first report of this behavior.
Two things would be helpful:
(1) in the folder containing the .hta file, there should be an output.log
file. This may contain your gmail password. Open it in a text editor
(e.g., Wordpad), and remove any line with your password in it. Then send
this altered file to me ( email@example.com ) as an attachment.
Given your reported behavior, I suspect this file will not exist or be
(2) if you're comfortable with the cmd window and editing files, it would
help if you could further debug this problem for me. To do that, you can:
(2a) Edit the .hta file with Wordpad (or another text editor). Be sure
that "No wrap" is selected for word wrap. I.e., you don't want the text
editor to wrap the text when it saves changes to the file.
Search for "clear"
Insert two forward slashes (//) in front of every occurance of *
Save the file.
(2b) Then run the .hta file by double-clicking it. Enter your e-mail and
password, and click "Upload". After waiting 10-20 seconds without seeing
any output, close the window.
You should have two new files in the directory containing the .hta:
The first contains the password for your e-mail (in plaintext).
The second contains the commands the .hta program is trying to run.
(3) open a cmd window.
(4) cd to the directory containing the .hta script.
This may appear to hang, because it is writing status to the output.log
file. Let it run until the prompt returns. A successful upload takes
about 2-8 minutes.
(6) Send me what the cmd window shows AND the output.log file (after making
sure it doesn't reveal your password).
(To capture what the cmd window shows, do "Edit/Mark" then click on the
screen and drag down diagonally to select the region you'll copy to the
clipboard, hit Enter, and then open Wordpad and paste it into an empty
document, and send me that document). Alternatively, if it is very short,
you can just do a screen capture and send that to me.
Afterward, you will want to delete the userpass.txt file.
On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:51 AM, Michalis wrote:
I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and my Java Version is:
java version "1.7.0_02"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 22.0-b10, mixed mode, sharing)
I will try this to another machine as well but could you imagine any other
reason for this happening?
Can a firewall interrupt the uploading procedure or something like that?
University of Washington