Well, I found the problem, but a good solution eludes me.  I have implemented a poor solution:   The .sub file below is created in a Windows command FOR loop over potentially thousands of variant inputs to a program, each of which must be stored in a different named output file for later processing.  So the .sub file is created on the fly, a condor_submit issued, and around the loop goes.  I had no delay in the loop and by the time the first condor_submit was executed a number of cycles had occurred, overwriting previous .sub files and confusing everything.   I put a delay in the loop and all is well.  But it’s a kluge.  I could also have different name for each .sub file and submit that, but the directory will fill with hundreds or thousands of these.  Instead, I’d like a wait to delay the loop by the condor_submit command itself; when the command executes, the loop goes through one more cycle.  Possible?   And another question I have is, the $(ClusterID) macro isn’t working. Am I using it correctly? Ralph Finch California Dept. of Water Resources From: Ralph&Maria Finch [mailto:ralphmariafinch@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 11:31 AM To: Condor-Users Mail List Subject: Output files not returned on vanilla pool$CondorVersion: 7.2.4 Jun 15 2009 BuildID: 159529 CondorPlatform: INTEL-WINNT50 $the .sub file: ========= universe = vanilla getenv = true SHOULD_TRANSFER_FILES = ALWAYS WHEN_TO_TRANSFER_OUTPUT = ON_EXIT_OR_EVICT Rank = kflops #Requirements = (Machine != "DELTA-MOD.ad.water.ca.gov") executable = condor_dsm2.bat error = dsm2$(ClusterID).err log = dsm2$(ClusterID).log output = dsm2$(ClusterID).out transfer_input_files = d:\delta\dsm2_v8\bin\hydro.exe, d:\delta\dsm2_v8\bin\qual.exe, config.inp, hydro.inp, qual_ec.inp transfer_output_files = HIST-CLB2K-ManN_Ch009.dss queue   __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4811 (20100127) __________   The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.   http://www.eset.com __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus signature database 4816 (20100128) __________The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.http://www.eset.com