I run a workflow and FME showed me that message :

2019-08-23 12:46:05| 1.9| 0.0|ERROR |BADNEWS: File C:\Program Files\FME\metafile\MULTI_WRITER.fmf could not be opened (tabrdr.cpp:161)

It is the very first time I come across that, I don't understand why

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    Did the translation actually fail at that point or did it carry on? My hunch is that this is not a real error and potentially we should suppress it -- it is artifact of some internal plumbing.
    – Dale Lutz
    Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 18:20
  • Can you please add the version and build number for this question.
    – Mapperz
    Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 18:58
  • related: knowledge.safe.com/questions/44058/…
    – Mapperz
    Commented Aug 23, 2019 at 19:00

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Your logging level is probably at debug. Set it one level less detailed and it wont show up again. Often these "BADNEWS" messages can be ignored.

You can find this via Tools, Options, tab Translation, "Log Message Filter".

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