TM connection error
Thread poster: Marina Boscato

Marina Boscato  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:12
English to Portuguese
Apr 27, 2015

Hi guys,

I'm getting the following error while trying to connect with a remote TM on wordfast pro:

"Failed to connect. Cannot leave read-write mode (bad password (26))."

Does anyone know how to fix it? It happened with different remote TMs.



ElenaSobolieva  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:12
English to Russian
+ ...
Is your issue resolved? Aug 27, 2016

Hi, Marina. Were you able to resolve your problem? I keep getting the same error with different TMs on different Wordfast versions and I haven't found any solution yet.


John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:12
Member (2006)
French to English
Check to make it read-only Aug 29, 2016


Did you check to make sure that your remote TM is in read-only mode? If not, you may have either mistakenly entered a TM password or you did not enter a workgroup ID.

It might be best to contact your client directly to double check your connection string. They may also have misconfigured the TM on their server…

Kind regards,



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